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Video: Emmylou Harris Performs "New Orleans" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Plus Web Exclusive Performance of "Darlin' Kate"

Emmylou Harris: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, July 2011
Emmylou Harris was the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night on NBC. She and her band performed a rocking rendition of "New Orleans," off her latest Nonesuch release, Hard Bargain. Prefix calls it "an upbeat country-rock track that’s well suited to Harris’ vocal style, which has retained the edge she’s possessed since emerging onto the music scene in the early 1970s. Even Fallon appears (rightly) over-awed when he leaps onto the stage at the end." Watch the performance below.

Harris also gave the studio audience a bonus performance of the album track "Darlin' Kate," the song she wrote in memory of her friend Kate McGarrigle, for a web exclusive. That performance is available below as well.

New Orleans

Darlin' Kate

Harris continues her US summer tour with a performance at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, tonight. For further details, visit

To pick up a copy of Hard Bargain, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.


I have been a fan since her days with Graham Parsons..what a heartfelt performance! Emmylou ha been peaking her entire career!

Couldn't get New Orleans to play. It has a big "?" mark in the center.

Hmm. Sorry about that, Larry. That one should play no matter where you are. "Darlin' Kate" may not play everywhere.

Theres only one female country singer and its Emmy,good buddy of mine "Albert Lee" was in her hot band, i met her thro , him,she is untouchable a mega star!!! SHAME VIDEO IS U.S.HER NEW ALBUM IS OUT OF THIS WORLD, ASK TERRY WOGAN?

Wow...Emmylou, what can I say? I adore her and her music. All else pales in comparison, except Joni Mitchell! I could not get "New Orleans" to play either!

Such a moving tribute to Kate McGarrigle, whom I also loved. Thanks Emmylou!

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