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Emmylou Harris, who was presented with an ACM Honors Pioneer Award this week, joins English folk rock quartet Mumford & Sons for CMT Crossroads, premiering tonight on CMT. The show explores the roots of country music by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. Marcus Mumford tells the AP: "Pretty much every song that Emmylou has sung on is my favorite song of whichever artist she sang with." Watch a preview of the episode here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionTelevisionTuesday, September 18, 2012|0 comments
Lianne La Havas—who has just been nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at this year's MOBO Awards—made her US television debut with a performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson last night on CBS. She performed the song "Age," off her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?. Watch it here. La Havas is back home in the UK to tour and will return to the US at the end of October for a tour supporting John Legend.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video TelevisionTelevisionMonday, September 17, 2012|0 comments
Lianne La Havas—whose highly praised debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, was recently named to the UK’s esteemed Mercury Prize Short List—celebrates the album's recent US release with a performance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight. Tune in to CBS tonight at 12:35 AM ET to see La Havas make her US television debut with a performance of "Age," off the new album.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News TelevisionTelevisionMonday, September 10, 2012|2 commentsEmmylou Harris, Rokia Traoré, Fatoumata Diawara, Oumou Sangare Support "Half the Sky" With Free Downloads
Emmylou Harris, Rokia Traoré, Fatoumata Diawara, and Oumou Sangare are participating in 30 songs / 30 days, in which female musicians from around the world have come together to support the Half the Sky movement. Through the 30 songs / 30 days project, one song per day is available to download for the month of September and leading up to the October 1 & 2 premiere of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a four-hour PBS documentary inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video Web/Technology TelevisionTelevisionWednesday, September 5, 2012|8 commentsWatch: Ry Cooder Appears on PBS's "Tavis Smiley"; Talks with PRI's "Smiley & West" About "Election Special"
Ry Cooder, recently featured in the New York Times, was the guest on PBS's Tavis Smiley show on Monday—fittingly, Labor Day—to discuss his timely new album, Election Special, the specific stories behind some of its tracks, and the broader political and social climate that compelled him to create it. Watch the episode here. Cooder and Smiley continue the conversation with Cornell West on PRI's Smiley & West, a program that inspired one of the songs on the album.