Emmylou Harris to Appear on PBS's "Tavis Smiley," BBC Radio Shows
Emmylou Harris's will appear on PBS's Tavis Smiley tonight to discuss her career and her new album, Hard Bargain, out Tuesday. "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 ... Hard Bargain." She performs on three BBC Radio shows in the coming days. The Daily Mail gives the album four stars, calling it " a wonderfully immediate collection." Billboard says she still "a still-luminous voice that can make the phone book sound like Puccini." Fans in the US can enter to win an Epiphone EJ-200 signed by Harris.
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.
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Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will perform music from their album Junun as the opening act for Radiohead in select cities on the band's sold-out European tour: at the Spektrum in Oslo on June 6 and 7, Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on June 9, 3 Arena in Dublin on June 20, and Manchester Arena on July 4 and 5. Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will also perform at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona on June 3 and Best Kept Secret in the Netherlands on June 18. The Times of London calls Junun "intriguing, sinuous, and essential listening."
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Rhiannon Giddens's new album, Freedom Highway, is due next Friday, February 24. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full here as an NPR First Listen. It's a "rich collection, the latest chapter in the 40-year-old master folklorist, banjo virtuoso and vocal powerhouse's epic retelling of our history with its sins and sorrows—and joy born of resilience—fully reinstated," says NPR. "[H]ope comes back to life in Giddens' music."Journal Topics: Artist News