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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
NPR Music has announced its Favorite Songs of 2015, including tracks from eight Nonesuch Records releases from The Arcs, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Kronos Quartet, Lianne La Havas, Punch Brothers, St Germain, and The Staves, as well as Mbonwana Star's World Circuit release. These are across a broad range of genre lists, including rock, folk/Americana, country, electronic, world, and classical. You can hear them here.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell have made the Los Angeles Times music critic Randy Lewis's list of the Ten Best Albums of 2015. Giddens's Tomorrow Is My Turn is "a tour de force," he writes. "She can sing anything from Southern blues to Celtic folk and French cabaret with equal aplomb, and is shaping up as a first-rate songwriter as well." Harris and Crowell's The Traveling Kind is "a gorgeous reflection on life, hard-won wisdom and celebration from two longtime friends and musical collaborators," says Lewis.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch Records artists who were nominated for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, announced earlier today by The Recording Academy: Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Lianne La Havas, Punch Brothers, and Joshua Redman. Together, these artists' Nonesuch releases have garnered a total of eight nominations this year. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS.
Thursday, September 17, 2015Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Punch Brothers, Conor Oberst, Kronos Quartet to Play Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
The full line-up for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass has been announced, and, as is often the case, featured among the performers are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Punch Brothers, Conor Oberst, and Kronos Quartet. The free, annual outdoor music festival returns for the 15th year to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, in the Hellman Hollow, and will take place October 2–4, 2015.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015Randy Newman, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell to Play Intimate New Orleans Habitat for Humanity Benefit Concerts
Randy Newman, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell will take part in two intimate evenings of music in truly special settings as only New Orleans could offer. As part of the tenth-anniversary commemoration of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Nonesuch Records, Warner Bros. Records, and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) will present an evening with Newman on August 24 and an evening with Harris and Crowell on August 26 to help NOAHH build homes for and with those who need them. Each event will offer music in a spectacular private residence, memorable food and good company.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's new album, The Traveling Kind, released earlier this year to critical acclaim, is now available on vinyl. The LP edition is pressed on 140-gram, audiophile vinyl and includes a download of the complete album. "Here, they consciously embrace the full breadth of their expression," says NPR. "This is what it sounds like when true equals, both deep into their journeys, draw out the best in each other." Rolling Stone says: "Their creative partnership sounds stronger than ever."
Thursday, June 25, 2015PBS Broadcasts Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell White House Performance in "The Gospel Tradition"
Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell 's very special performance in The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House, from April, receives its TV broadcast premiere on PBS stations across the US this Friday, June 26, at 9 PM ET. They join President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and an esteemed group of performers, including Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love, and Lyle Lovett, to pay tribute to the fundamental role gospel music has played in the American musical tradition. Watch Giddens's concert performance of "Up Above My Head" here.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell take the music of their acclaimed new duo album, The Traveling Kind, and their 2013 Grammy Award-winning album Old Yellow Moon, to Australia for a six-city tour, starting at Perth Concert Hall this Saturday, June 21. The tour continues with stops in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, and Gold Coast. "The way their voices blend is pure delight," exclaims the Australian in a four-star review of The Traveling Kind. "Both fall effortlessly in behind the other, never upstaging and always supporting." Following the Australia tour, Harris and Crowell take the tour to Europe and North America for dates through the summer and into the fall.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell visited Rolling Stone to perform two songs from their new album, The Traveling Kind: the title track and "The Weight of the World." Watch both here. "If only Hollywood sequels were this good," exclaims Mother Jones of their follow-up to Old Yellow Moon. "Harris' still-beautiful voice has acquired a darker, slightly rougher texture that adds authority, while the weathered grace of Crowell's singing makes him a perfect match. A fine job by all concerned, including the stellar players." Vanity Fair calls it "a beautiful collection of duets" from "one of the most storied collaborations in country music."