Wednesday, June 11, 2008
In celebration of this week's release of Emmylou Harris's new album, All I Intended to Be, Epiphone guitars and Nonesuch Records are teaming up to offer fans the chance to win a new Epiphone EJ-200 acoustic guitar and a copy of the new CD.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Emmylou Harris, one day after the release of her latest album, All I Intended to Be, stops by the WNYC studios to discuss the new album on today's episode of The Leonard Lopate Show. The show begins at noon ET on 93.9 FM in the New York City area and can be heard around the world live online at wnyc.org. Also on today's show, Lopate takes a look at the rise of a new generation of liberal media, including Jon Stewart and MoveOn.org.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Boston Globe: Emmylou Harris's New Album Features Songs "Meticulously Written and Chosen" for Her Angelic Voice
Emmylou Harris's new album, All I Intended to Be, hits stores today. "Like cool water on a hot day," writes the Boston Globe's Sarah Rodman, "Emmylou Harris's bruised-angel voice remains a welcome balm." After visiting the Today show this morning, Emmylou spends a few more days in New York City to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday night and, earlier that evening, at the flagship Barnes & Noble store in Union Square, beginning at 7 PM.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Emmylou Harris will celebrate tomorrow's release of All I Intended to Be, her first solo album since 2003's Stumble into Grace, with a performance on the Today show on NBC. The show airs from 7-11 AM ET. Visit msnbc.com for more information.
The new album receives four stars in The Times (UK). Reviewer Victoria Segal praises Emmylou as being "not about musical bling or showbiz flash, just the softly burnished magic of a voice rich in experience and empathy."
Thursday, June 5, 2008
In this final episode of the five-part video series on Emmylou Harris's new record, All I Intended to Be, due out on Tuesday, Emmylou reflects on her long relationship with the Seldom Scene's John Starling, Mike Auldridge, and Tom Gray, who join her again on three of the new album's tracks: Merle Haggard's "Kern River," J. C. Crowley and Jack Wesley Routh's "Beyond the Great Divide," and Billy Joe Shaver's "Old Five and Dimers Like Me," the lyrics of which inspired the album's title.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
In this fourth of five episodes in the video interview series on the forthcoming album All I Intended to Be, Emmylou Harris talks about her self-penned tune "Gold," and the joys of having Dolly Parton sing harmony vocals on it. "I really believe she has an extra thing," marvels Emmylou, "like an Earl Scruggs tuner on her vocal cords, that allows her to do five notes in one beat."
Check in tomorrow for the final episode, on being reunited with old friends for the new record.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Video: Emmylou Harris Interview Series (3 of 5), "Sailing Round the Room," Working with Kate & Anna McGarrigle
In episode three of the Emmylou Harris video interview, Emmylou discusses her working relationship with friends Kate and Anna McGarrigle. The three co-wrote a number of songs on her last Nonesuch release, Stumble Into Grace, and came together again to write and perform two songs on the new album, All I Intended to Be: "How She Could Sing the Wildwood Flower" and "Sailing Round the Room."
"I always love working with Kate and Anna McGarrigle," says Emmylou of the partnership. "It's like a songwriting camp."
Monday, June 2, 2008
In this second of five episodes from the Nonesuch Journal's video interview with Emmylou Harris about the making of her new album, All I Intended to Be, Emmylou talks about the album's centerpiece, Tracy Chapman's "All That You Have Is Your Soul." She recalls the first time she heard the tune, off Chapman's second record, 1989's Crossroads, saying: "I was just stunned by it."
Check in tomorrow for episode three, "Sailing Round the Room," on working with Kate and Anna McGarrigle.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Today, the Nonesuch Journal launches a week-long series of video interviews with Emmylou Harris, leading up to next week's release of her third solo record on Nonesuch, All I Intended to Be. Over the course of these five episodes, the singer/songwriter discusses the making of the new album and her relationship to its songs. The album, produced by Brian Ahern, is due out on June 10 and is available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store or through the link at the bottom of this entry.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
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.
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