Emmylou Harris Talks to NY Times As Tour with Rodney Crowell Comes to NYC; Hear Their SXSW Set via WFUV
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, whose duets album Old Yellow Moon was released on Nonesuch Records last month, are touring North America with a full band, performing songs from the new album. The tour, which also features co-headliner Richard Thompson with his Electric Trio, arrives in New York City tonight for a performance at the Beacon Theatre. Harris spoke with the New York Times about Old Yellow Moon (her first official collaboration with Crowell since he joined her Hot Band in 1975), her storied career, life on the road, and so much more. Read the interview at nytimes.com.
The tour made a stop at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on Saturday for what by all accounts was a great night of music all around.
"Old Yellow Moon collects songs old and new, cutting across honky-tonk, classic country, ballads, and hell-raisers," writes the Boston Globe's James Reed. "The material was mostly vintage, but their performances on that album, and the glorious one they gave at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, were hardly relics." The artists "sound inspired by their recent reunion, and their chemistry shows. With acoustic guitars slung over their shoulders, and a five-piece band behind them, their voices meshed seamlessly at the Orpheum, his a rangy croon, hers as ethereal as smoke rings."
Read the complete review at bostonglobe.com.
The Boston Herald's Bill Brotherton says "the two alt-country vets paired choice cuts from the album with fan favorites from their respective solo careers ... Emmylou and Rodney delivered a rousing 22-song, 105-minute set with the energy of teenagers." Read that review at bostonherald.com.
Earlier this month, Harris and Crowell made the rounds at the SXSW music conference in Austin earlier this month, performing at several official showcases throughout the city. One such set was at the SXSW Radio Day Stage, where Harris and Crowell performed three songs from their new album: the title track, "Chase the Feeling," and "Dreaming My Dreams." You can now listen to the entire set streaming below, via New York City public radio station WFUV.
To pick up a copy of Old Yellow Moon, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the album at checkout.