Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris
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Emmylou Harris is truly a modern innovator. For over 20 years, Emmylou has flowed effortlessly between genres achieving popularity in pop, folk, country and now alternative. The common bridge is an exquisite vocal style and a gift for discovering the heart of a song. Born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 2, 1947, the daughter of Walter and Eugenia Harris grew up near Washington, D.C. As a college student in the late 60's, she sang with a local folk duo and eventually moved to Greenwich Village. She played the clubs on the local folk scene occasionally sharing the stage with Jerry Jeff Walker and David Bromberg. Discovered in 1971 by Chris Hillman, Hillman brought Gram Parsons to hear her sing in a small club in the Washington D.C. area. In 1972, she answered the call from Gram to join him in Los Angeles to work on his first solo album, "GP." After Gram died in 1973, Emmylou went back to the D.C. area and formed a country band, playing with them until her 1975 major label debut, Pieces of the Sky, when she formed the first version of the legendary Hot Band. Over the years the Hot Band included world class players such as Albert Lee, Rodney Crowell and Hank DeVito. To date, she has released 25 albums which consistently showcase her talents as a singer and a connoisseur of songs. She's won numerous awards, most recent being the 2000 Grammy for Contemporary Folk Album for "Red Dirt Girl." . In 1995, Emmylou released Wrecking Ball. , produced by Daniel Lanois (Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, U2). Clearly a veteran of turning out hit records, Emmylou says, "I feel like I've had sort of a musical renaissance with Wrecking Ball, and I'm ready to go for another twenty years." After touring extensively, Emmylou released the live album Spyboy in 1998 and in 1999 the long awaited Trio II with Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton was met with critical acclaim, as well as "Western Wall:The Tucson Sessions", the duet album with Linda Ronstadt. New new Millenium saw the release and subsequent Grammy for the self penned "Red Dirt Girl", as well as continuing her work on the Concerts for a Landmine Free World series. The first album was released in 2001.
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04/24/2011 - Emmylou Harris, in the moment - Read More
12/26/2010 - Emmylou Harris to perform at Sydney Festival 2011  - Read More
11/19/2010 - Passionate About Music, Animals And Mountaintops - Read More
11/16/2009 - Harris adds star power to help project - Read More
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Average Rating : 5              Total Reviews: 1

Emmylou Harris  05/18/2008            
Loved this Jude Johnstone song from her CD "On a Good Day," and Emmylou delivers it in her own special, passionate way. Solid AAA radio song, if they are open to it.
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