Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Video: Emmylou Harris Performs "New Orleans" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Plus Web Exclusive Performance of "Darlin' Kate"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.
Harris continues her US summer tour with a performance at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, tonight. For further details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
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.