Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Confirm Tour Dates with Richard Thompson Electric Trio
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will embark on series of tour dates this March with co-headliner Richard Thompson. The tour is in celebration of the duo’s new collaborative album, Old Yellow Moon, out February 26, 2013, on Nonesuch Records. Tickets go on sale starting this week. Additionally, VIP ticket-and-album packages, presented by Bonaparte's Retreat together with Crossroads Campus, are available via emmylouharris.com. The VIP packages include a meet-and-greet with Harris; a digital copy of the album (downloadable February 26); autographed, handwritten lyrics of “Wrecking Ball”; and an official tour poster. See below for tour dates. For additional Emmylou Harris tour dates and ticket links as they become available, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
Old Yellow Moon is a duets album featuring four songs written by Crowell as well as interpretations of eight songs including Hank DeVito’s “Hanging Up My Heart,” Roger Miller’s “Invitation to the Blues,” and Allen Reynolds’ “Dreaming My Dreams,” among others. The album may be pre-ordered now on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where orders include a limited-edition autographed print of the artists along with an instant download of “Hanging Up My Heart.” (Listen to the song below.) Richard Thompson's new album, Electric, produced by Buddy Miller, will be released February 5 on New West Records.
Harris is a 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient whose 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. Old Yellow Moon is the follow up to her’ acclaimed 2011 release, Hard Bargain, which debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart. Associated Press called it “gorgeous” and said Harris’ “silvery soprano is in fine form,” while USA Today called it “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. Last year, Crowell released KIN: Songs By Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell. The album made its debut at #1 on the Americana and Country Rock album chart and spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Americana album chart. His honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Richard Thompson, a recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo’s Les Paul Award, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen of England’s 2011 New Year Honours List. He was also recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting by the Americana Music Association. Thompson’s songs have been recorded by Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, and many others.