Emmylou Harris to Appear on PBS's "Tavis Smiley," BBC Radio Shows
Emmylou Harris's latest album, Hard Bargain, is out on Nonesuch this Tuesday, April 26. Fans have been listening to the album in its entirety all week as an NPR First Listen at npr.org. Harris will discuss the album and her career on PBS's Tavis Smiley show tonight. "Harris is admired as much for her straightforward songwriting as for her expressive singing," says the show. "Forty years into her career, she's still doing both with her 21st studio release, Hard Bargain." For more information and to check your local listings, visit pbs.org.
There are still a few days left to pre-order Hard Bargain in the Nonesuch Store with the manuscript lyric sheet of the album's opening track, "The Road," the song Harris wrote about her friendship with Gram Parsons, a number of which will be signed by Harris. To reserve your copy, head to the Nonesuch Store now.
Now you can enter to win another very special item signed by Emmylou Harris: an Epiphone EJ-200 guitar. The contest is open to US residents only. For your chance to win the guitar, head to recordstoreday.com.
Billboard's Gary Graff says Hard Bargain proves that Harris possesses "a still-luminous voice that can make the phone book sound like Puccini." The album closes "on a soulful and deservedly triumphant note." Read the review at billboard.com.
Emmylou Harris performs at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles tomorrow night, April 21, and celebrates release day on Tuesday with a show at Bowery Ballroom in New York City. The New Yorker, previewing the latter set, says Harris "may be best known as a country singer, but she has one of the broadest bodies of work in contemporary music, having proved that she's game for almost anything." Read more at newyorker.com. For more on Harris's upcoming live shows, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour.
In the UK, Harris can be heard on two BBC programs tomorrow. In the morning, she can be heard on the Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4, starting at 10 AM GMT, and in the evening, Harris will perform songs from the new album on BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris Country at 7 PM GMT. On Friday night, Harris performs on BBC Radio 3's World on 3 with Mary Ann Kennedy, starting at 11:30 PM.
The Daily Mail gives the album four stars. Harris "has risen to fresh artistic challenges in recent years, and her creative resurgence continues on Hard Bargain ... a wonderfully immediate collection," says reviewer Adrian Thrills. Read the review at dailymail.co.uk.
To pre-order Hard Bargain, head to the Nonesuch Store now.