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  • February 16, 2017

    Emmylou Harris will join John Mellencamp as very special guest on his US tour this spring and summer. Their first stop is at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Denver, followed by shows across the country, in Idaho, Washington, California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York, culminating at the Forest Hill Stadium in Queens on July 11. Tickets for most shows go on sale starting next Friday, February 24.

  • October 6, 2016

    Emmylou Harris begins Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees with Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids in Boulder tonight; Robert Plant will join starting October 12. The tour, which benefits Jesuit Refugee Service/USA's educational programs for refugees around the world, will stop in Kansas City, Lincoln, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, and DC. "After witnessing firsthand the work of JRS in Ethiopia this past June, I have never been more inspired to champion such a critical cause," said Harris. "The better angels of our nature call upon us to act with compassion and not with fear in the face of so much suffering."

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  • Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's new album, The Traveling Kind, will be released May 12 on Nonesuch Records, with the vinyl due June 2. The album is available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the title track an exclusive, limited-edition print autographed by Harris and Crowell.

    The Traveling Kind follows the longtime friends' first duet album, 2013's Old Yellow Moon, which won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. The album also debuted at #4 on the Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

    Produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann), The Traveling Kind comprises 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. Also featured are new renditions of previous Crowell cuts including "No Memories Hanging Around" as well as new interpretations 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 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."

    A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists' recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Her most recent solo album, 2011's Hard Bargain, debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart and received tremendous critical acclaim—the Associated Press called it "gorgeous" and said Harris' "silvery soprano is in fine form," while USA Today praised "exquisite … her unmistakable soprano, at once grainy and ethereal, still wraps itself around a lyric with an angel's delicate warmth."

    Crowell is a multi–Grammy Award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James, and Grateful Dead, among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song "After All This Time." His critically acclaimed works The Houston Kid, Fate's Right Hand, The Outsider, and Sex and Gasoline were followed by the 2010 release of his memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. In 2011, Crowell released KIN: Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell, which debuted at #1 on the Americana album chart and featured specials guests including Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, and Lucinda Williams, among many others. His most recent solo album, Tarpaper Sky, was released in 2014. Crowell's honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Emmylou Harris

Tour

Sun, Feb 19
Tampa, FL
Sun, Feb 19
Tampa, FL
Thu, May 18
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, May 18
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, May 19
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, May 19
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, May 20
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, May 20
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, May 21
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, May 21
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Jun 4
Nelsonville, OH
Robbins Crossing, Hocking College
Sun, Jun 4
Nelsonville, OH
Robbins Crossing, Hocking College
Mon, Jun 5
Greenwood Village, CO
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Mon, Jun 5
Greenwood Village, CO
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Wed, Jun 7
Boise, ID
Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Wed, Jun 7
Boise, ID
Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Thu, Jun 8
Redmond, WA
Marymoor Park
Thu, Jun 8
Redmond, WA
Marymoor Park
Tue, Jun 13
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
Tue, Jun 13
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
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Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. She made her Nonesuch debut with the release of tthe Grammy Award-winning Red Dirt Girl in 2000, followed by three additional solo albums, Stumble Into Grace, All I Intended to Be, and Hard Bargain; and a duo album with Mark Knopfler, All the Roadrunning. Her latest Nonesuch album, The Traveling Kind, a collaboration with Rodney Crowell, follows their 2013 Grammy-winning album Old Yellow Moon.

Biography: 

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's new album, The Traveling Kind, will be released May 12 on Nonesuch Records, with the vinyl due June 2. The album is available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the title track an exclusive, limited-edition print autographed by Harris and Crowell.

The Traveling Kind follows the longtime friends' first duet album, 2013's Old Yellow Moon, which won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. The album also debuted at #4 on the Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

Produced by Grammy Award winner Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann), The Traveling Kind comprises 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. Also featured are new renditions of previous Crowell cuts including "No Memories Hanging Around" as well as new interpretations 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 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."

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists' recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Her most recent solo album, 2011's Hard Bargain, debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart and received tremendous critical acclaim—the Associated Press called it "gorgeous" and said Harris' "silvery soprano is in fine form," while USA Today praised "exquisite … her unmistakable soprano, at once grainy and ethereal, still wraps itself around a lyric with an angel's delicate warmth."

Crowell is a multi–Grammy Award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James, and Grateful Dead, among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song "After All This Time." His critically acclaimed works The Houston Kid, Fate's Right Hand, The Outsider, and Sex and Gasoline were followed by the 2010 release of his memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. In 2011, Crowell released KIN: Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell, which debuted at #1 on the Americana album chart and featured specials guests including Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, and Lucinda Williams, among many others. His most recent solo album, Tarpaper Sky, was released in 2014. Crowell's honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Tour

Sun, Feb 19
Tampa, FL
Sun, Feb 19
Tampa, FL
Thu, May 18
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Thu, May 18
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, May 19
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Fri, May 19
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, May 20
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sat, May 20
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, May 21
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, May 21
San Francisco, CA
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
Sun, Jun 4
Nelsonville, OH
Robbins Crossing, Hocking College
Sun, Jun 4
Nelsonville, OH
Robbins Crossing, Hocking College
Mon, Jun 5
Greenwood Village, CO
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Mon, Jun 5
Greenwood Village, CO
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Wed, Jun 7
Boise, ID
Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Wed, Jun 7
Boise, ID
Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
Thu, Jun 8
Redmond, WA
Marymoor Park
Thu, Jun 8
Redmond, WA
Marymoor Park
Tue, Jun 13
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
Tue, Jun 13
Saratoga, CA
The Mountain Winery
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