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Emmylou Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dr. John, Dan Auerbach Perform on PBS Programs Showcasing Americana Music

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
    Emmylou Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dr. John, Dan Auerbach Perform on PBS Programs Showcasing Americana Music

    Emmylou Harris will be a familiar face and voice on PBS in the coming days, as she is among the artists featured on two programs showcasing Americana music airing on public television stations across the United States this weekend: Nashville 2.0, premiering Friday, November 22, at 9 PM EST, and Austin City Limits' special with highlights from the Americana Music Festival 2013, which airs Saturday night at 8 PM.

    Nashville 2.0 explores the vibrant Americana music scene, the roots-inspired music that draws inspiration from country, folk, bluegrass, R&B, blues, roots rock, bluegrass, gospel, rockabilly, honky-tonk, alternative rock, folk rock, and punk. The program features interviews with musicians, journalists, and music historians as well as exclusive performances from Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and many more. For additional details, visit pbs.org.

    On Saturday, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, with whom she released the duo album Old Yellow Moon earlier this year, will be among the artists featured in ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013, which captures performances recorded live at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville back in September. In fact, Harris and Crowell, who took home the Duo of the Year and Album of the Year awards, kick off the program with their performance of music from Old Yellow Moon.

    “We might very well not be here, as a genre and as an association, were it not for Emmy and Rodney,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “That we are celebrating them tonight not for the work they did 35 years ago, but for the work they did this year … speaks volumes about where we’re headed. What an amazing night.”

    Also on the program is a performance from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced his 2012 Grammy-winning Nonesuch debut album, Locked Down. At the ceremony, Auerbach presented Dr. John, aka Mac Rebennack, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance.

    The house band at the Americana Music Awards led by Buddy Miller included Don Was, Larry Campbell, Marco Giovino, John Deaderick, Jim Hoke, and the McCrary Sisters. For more on the program, visit acltv.com.

on November 20, 2013 - 1:21pm
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Emmylou Harris will be a familiar face and voice on PBS in the coming days, as she is among the artists featured on two programs showcasing Americana music airing this weekend: Nashville 2.0, exploring the vibrant Americana music scene, with interviews and performances from Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and more; and Austin City Limits' special with highlights from the Americana Music Festival 2013, including performances from Harris with Rodney Crowell and Dr. John with Dan Auerbach. 

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Emmylou Harris will be a familiar face and voice on PBS in the coming days, as she is among the artists featured on two programs showcasing Americana music airing on public television stations across the United States this weekend: Nashville 2.0, premiering Friday, November 22, at 9 PM EST, and Austin City Limits' special with highlights from the Americana Music Festival 2013, which airs Saturday night at 8 PM.

Nashville 2.0 explores the vibrant Americana music scene, the roots-inspired music that draws inspiration from country, folk, bluegrass, R&B, blues, roots rock, bluegrass, gospel, rockabilly, honky-tonk, alternative rock, folk rock, and punk. The program features interviews with musicians, journalists, and music historians as well as exclusive performances from Harris, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and many more. For additional details, visit pbs.org.

On Saturday, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, with whom she released the duo album Old Yellow Moon earlier this year, will be among the artists featured in ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013, which captures performances recorded live at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville back in September. In fact, Harris and Crowell, who took home the Duo of the Year and Album of the Year awards, kick off the program with their performance of music from Old Yellow Moon.

“We might very well not be here, as a genre and as an association, were it not for Emmy and Rodney,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “That we are celebrating them tonight not for the work they did 35 years ago, but for the work they did this year … speaks volumes about where we’re headed. What an amazing night.”

Also on the program is a performance from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who produced his 2012 Grammy-winning Nonesuch debut album, Locked Down. At the ceremony, Auerbach presented Dr. John, aka Mac Rebennack, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance.

The house band at the Americana Music Awards led by Buddy Miller included Don Was, Larry Campbell, Marco Giovino, John Deaderick, Jim Hoke, and the McCrary Sisters. For more on the program, visit acltv.com.

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Comments

Emmylou Harris is my idole since my childhood but I don't now if I will get chance to meet she on my life. I'm now 53 old,but I pray for it because I'm only from poor country

Emmylou Harris is grace and elegance. She is versatile and strong. When singing backup, she adds 'the final touch', completes the sound, conveys the meaning. I have never heard another artist who can do that. She is just wonderful.

Great show last night! Proud of our NC musicians! Emmylou I admire your sweet voice as well as your love of animals!

Why can I buy or stream this very excellent show ACL presents Americana Music Festival 2013?

Phil, from time to time, ACL streams full episodes via PBS. You might want to check in to ACL's website (http://acltv.com/) and social media to see if and when they might stream this episode.

Love Emmylou's voice, ergo anything she sings. Have followed her career from the begining.

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