Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sonny

With Mary Black and Dolores Keane, from a BBC music special featuring musicians from America and the British Isles which eventually led to the creation of the Trans-Atlantic Sessions.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Elite Hotel (1975)



Click here for the track list and a review of Elite Hotel.



Paul McCartney sang "Here, There, and Everywhere" on The Beatles album Revolver.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Softly and Tenderly



"Softly and Tenderly" appears on Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems (2007). Cynthia Clawson's rendition inspired Harris to record the gospel classic with Dolly Parton and Linda Rondstadt.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Are You Tired of Me Darling?

A great Carter Family tune with Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent, from Nanci's album Other Voices, Other Rooms.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby

With Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch from the soundtrack to the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? and from the subsequent live concert video Down from the Mountain.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rollin' and Ramblin' (The Death of Hank Williams)

Like all country singers, Emmylou Harris reveres the memory and contributions of Hank Williams. "Rollin' and Ramblin' (The Death of Hank Williams)" appears on Brand New Day (1990).



Williams remains a beloved figure 57 years after his premature death at the age of 29. Follow the latest on Williams at John Waugh's blog, A Hank Williams Journal, here.

Hank Williams sings "Hey Good Lookin'".

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pieces of the Sky (1975)


Click here for the track list and a review of Pieces of the Sky.

"Boulder to Birmingham," which first appeared on Pieces of the Sky, is Emmylou Harris's tribute to her mentor, Gram Parsons:


Gram Parsons heard Emmylou Harris singing in a Washington, D.C. folk club and asked her to join his band and record with him. Parsons looms large the single biggest influence on her early records.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Imagine

Somehow, it seems right to end our 365 days with Emmylou's lovely rendition of Imagine, here. Thanks for joining us.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wayfaring Stranger

Click here for Emmylou's 1975 performance of the gospel classic "Wayfaring Stranger."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mister Sandman

Emmylou going back to the fifties and looking better than anyone ever did in that decade.



Saturday, July 9, 2011

I Dug up a Diamond

From the All the Roadrunners tour with Mark Knopfler.



Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lambs on the Green Hills

Emmy with The Chieftans.




Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jealous Heart



Emmylou at the Gibson guitar factory receiving a unique guitar (and playing it).


Monday, July 4, 2011

This Land Is Your Land

With Joe Ely, Steve Earle, John Hiatt, Lyle Lovett, and Guy Clark.

With Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, Little Richard, Bono, and John Cougar Mellencamp.

Friday, July 1, 2011

With Steve Earle: You Know The Rest

Click here to hear Emmmylou join Steve Earle for "You Know the Rest."