Emmylou Harris Discusses Her Life and Career with Sunday Times (UK), BBC Radio
Emmylou Harris , whose latest Nonesuch release, All I Intended to Be, is due out on June 10, is the subject of an extensive profile in yesterday's Sunday Times magazine out of London. In the article, written by Robert Sandall, Emmylou discusses the breadth of her life and career, from her early childhood as the daughter of an active-duty Air Force pilot; through her time in the late '60s folk scene in New York City, as a dedicated worshiper of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez ("I mean, what girl back then didn’t want to be her?”); to her introduction into the world country music through her mentor Gram Parsons.
Sandall cites among Emmylou's many career accomplishments her position "as a 'legend'" for "her role in making country music cool again in the 1970s," the many awards she's earned, her recent induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and, not least, "the respect she's earned from fellow legends who have queued up to sing with her over the years---a cast that has included Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Dolly Parton, and Mark Knopfler."
He calls All Intended to Be "a typically well-crafted collection that shows off her prowess as an interpreter of other people's songs, her ability to elide the distinction between folk, country and rock, and her own underrated skill as a songwriter."
To read the article, visit entertainment.timesonline.co.uk.
Also coming from the UK yesterday is an interview and session Emmylou gave to the BBC Radio 2 Johnnie Walker show. You can listen to the show at bbc.co.uk. The 20-minute segment with Emmylou begins at about 50 minutes in.