Listen Up! Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell – ‘The Traveling Kind’

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell -  'The Traveling Kind'

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell know a good things when they have it. The country/roots music legends will follow up 2013’s Americana Album of the Year Grammy-winning ‘Old Yellow Moon’ a second duets collection, ‘The Traveling Kind,’ out May 12th on Nonesuch Records.

Produced by Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello), the record will feature 11 duet tracks, including six new songs written by Harris and Crowell with co-writing by Mary Carr, Cory Chisel, Will Jennings, and Larry Klein as well as versions of Lucinda Williams’ “I Just Wanted to See You So Bad” and Amy Allison’s “Her Hair Was Red.”

Of the project, Harris comments, “In the words of Willie Nelson, ‘The life I love is making music with my friends,’ and there’s no better friend for me to make music with than Rodney. I can’t wait to get out there on the road with him and play the songs from this new record.”

Crowell adds, “Emmy and I co-wrote six of the eleven songs on The Traveling Kind, which was recorded in a six-day span with our Glory Band, Steuart Smith and Billy Payne. Joe Henry was at the helm as producer and Justin Neibank did the recording. The experience was pretty much akin to falling off a log.”

‘The Traveling Kind’ Tracklist:

1. The Traveling Kind (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris/Cory Chisel)
2. No Memories Hanging Around (Rodney Crowell)
3. Bring It on Home to Memphis (Rodney Crowell/Larry Klein)
4. You Can’t Say We Didn’t Try (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris/Cory Chisel)
5. The Weight of the World (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris)
6. Higher Mountains (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris/Will Jennings)
7. I Just Wanted to See You So Bad (Lucinda Williams)
8. Just Pleasing You (Rodney Crowell/Mary Carr)
9. If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris)
10. Her Hair Was Red (Amy Allison)
11. La Danse de la Joie (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris/Will Jennings)

Harris and Crowell will play a series of intimate shows in support of the record this May:

May 7 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
May 8 Napa, CA City Winery
May 10 Chicago, IL City Winery
May 21 New York, NY City Winery
May 26 Nashville, TN City Winery
May 27 Nashville, TN City Winery

Hear the title track from ‘The Traveling Kind’ below.

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