Tuesday, March 21, 2017Record Store Day to Feature Allen Toussaint, Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman Vinyl Releases on April 22
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, is set to take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, and included among the releases on that day are The Allen Toussaint Collection, a compilation of tracks from his first four albums in its first-ever vinyl release; Emmylou Harris's Queen of the Silver Dollar: The Studio Albums, 1975–1979, her first five studio albums on vinyl and a bonus 45 RPM; and Randy Newman's Lonely at the Top: Studio Albums, 1968–1977, his first five studio albums on vinyl and a bonus 45 RPM.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Emmylou Harris will join John Mellencamp as very special guest on his US tour this spring and summer. Their first stop is at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Denver, followed by shows across the country, in Idaho, Washington, California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York, culminating at the Forest Hill Stadium in Queens on July 11. Tickets for most shows go on sale starting next Friday, February 24.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Emmylou Harris begins Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees with Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids in Boulder tonight; Robert Plant will join starting October 12. The tour, which benefits Jesuit Refugee Service/USA's educational programs for refugees around the world, will stop in Kansas City, Lincoln, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, and DC. "After witnessing firsthand the work of JRS in Ethiopia this past June, I have never been more inspired to champion such a critical cause," said Harris. "The better angels of our nature call upon us to act with compassion and not with fear in the face of so much suffering."
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Robert Plant has confirmed that he will join Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids, and more for select dates on the previously announced Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour, October 12–21, 2016. Lampedusa is an eleven-stop concert tour intended to raise awareness of the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis. Funds raised by Lampedusa will support educational programs for refugees around the world.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Emmylou Harris's Grammy-winning album Red Dirt Girl is now available on vinyl for the first time, from Nonesuch Records. The vinyl edition features the legendary singer's Nonesuch debut release on two 140-gram LPs and includes a digital download of the complete album. Harris, dubbed "the most captivating female artist ever in country music" by the Los Angeles Times, offers her first set of self-penned material on the album. "In songs about lonely journeys and lost companions," said the New York Times, "Ms. Harris has found herself."
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who took home the Duo/Group of the Year Award for their album The Traveling Kind at the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony last night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. They also performed the album track "Bring It on Home to Memphis." Other winners include Sara Watkins, Instrumentalist of the Year, and Shawn Colvin, who received the Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award. The PBS series Austin City Limits will broadcast a special featuring performance highlights from the event on November 19.Journal Topics: Artist News
Tuesday, September 6, 2016Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin to Perform on Americana Honors & Awards Show on September 21; Streams Live on NPR.org
Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin, and Billy Bragg are among the artists who will perform at the 15th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, taking place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. NPR.org will present a live video stream from the ceremony. A live audio simulcast of the Honors & Awards show will also be available via SiriusXM's Outlaw Country. The PBS series Austin City Limits will broadcast a special featuring performance highlights from the event on November 19. Shawn Colvin and Billy Bragg will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards; Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are up for Duo/Group of the Year, as are Lake Street Dive.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016Emmylou Harris to Tour North America with Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids to Raise Awareness for Refugees
Emmylou Harris will tour North America this fall with special guests Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids (not all artists will appear at all venues). The 11-stop tour, Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees, will raise awareness for the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS) will host this singer/songwriter tour in support of the organization's Global Education Initiative. "After witnessing firsthand the work of JRS in Ethiopia this past June, I have never been more inspired to champion such a critical cause," said Harris. "The better angels of our nature call upon us to act with compassion and not with fear in the face of so much suffering."
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Emmylou Harris kicks off a nine-city co-headlining tour with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band with two concerts in California this weekend: at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Friday and the Greek Theatre in LA on Saturday. The tour continues through the middle of August, with shows in Park City, Denver, Ravinia, Cincinnati, and upstate New York, culminating with two shows in Virginia, at the Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville and at Wolf Trap outside DC. Harris also leads three of her own shows between dates with Lovett during that time, stopping in Wisconsin, Montana, and Idaho.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco has announced its 2016–17 concert season and featured among the performers taking the Miner Auditorium stage in the venue's fifth anniversary season are Pat Metheny with his new quartet; Brad Mehldau, revisiting his acclaimed 2010 album Highway Rider with his Trio, Joshua Redman, Mark Guiliana, and a chamber orchestra; and Emmylou Harris, who joins Rosanne Cash and Lucinda Williams in concert. Tickets go on sale to members on Saturday, June 25, and to the general public on Wednesday, July 13.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Americana Music Association announced its nominations for the 2016 Americana Honors & Awards, and among the nominees for Duo/Group of the Year are Lake Street Dive, which made its Nonesuch debut with the release of Side Pony, and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, who released their second duo album together, The Traveling Kind. The Americana Honors & Awards return to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 21.Journal Topics: Artist News
Friday, April 29, 2016Emmylou Harris, Clint Mansell / Kronos Quartet Record Store Day Vinyl Releases Now in Nonesuch Store
When Record Store Day took place earlier this month, included among the special releases were the first-ever vinyl edition of Clint Mansell's soundtrack to Darren Aronofsky's film Requiem for a Dream, featuring Kronos Quartet, and the first worldwide vinyl release of Emmylou Harris's groundbreaking, Grammy-winning album Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois. Both albums are now available in the Nonesuch Store.