Thursday, April 28, 2011
Video: Emmylou Harris Performs on "Late Show with David Letterman," "Today" Show, Yahoo! MusicEmmylou Harris performed "Six White Cadillacs," off her latest Nonesuch release, Hard Bargain, on the Late Show with David Letterman last night on CBS. She was joined for the performance by the only other musicians featured on Hard Bargain, producer Jay Joyce and Giles Reaves. In his introduction to the performance, Letterman was effusive in his description of his musical guest, calling Harris "an icon, one of the greats, if not the best in country music and, just generally, popular music as far as a composer and a singer and an artist." You can watch the performance below.
Also last night, Harris participated in an engaging conversation with the New York Times's Dana Jennings at TheTimesCenter in New York for a sold-out TimesTalk, discussing her music, taking questions from the audience, and performing some songs from the new album.
Watch last night's performance of "Six White Cadillacs" on the Late Show with David Letterman here:
This morning, Harris appeared on the Today show on NBC to discuss the new album with hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. She was also joined again by Joyce and Reaves to perform the title track to the new album, singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith's "Hard Bargain." Watch the segment here:
Prior to her trip to New York, Harris was in Los Angeles, where she stopped by the Ram Country Studio to perform a few songs and discuss the new album with Yahoo! Music. You can watch an interview plus the performances from the session of the album tracks "Six White Cadillacs," "Home Sweet Home," and "Darlin' Kate," below.
Here Emmylou Harris discusses the making of the album and the people who inspired her along the way:
Harris performs "Home Sweet Home":
Harris performs "Darlin' Kate":
Harris performs "My Name Is Emmett Till":
Harris also performed "Darlin' Kate" at a recent Sirius/XM taping. You can watch a video of the performance at rollingstone.com.
To pick up a copy of Hard Bargain, head to the Nonesuch Store now, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s at checkout.