At the Ryman

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Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers' Grammy Award–winning 1992 album, At the Ryman, was recorded live over three nights at the historic Nashville venue. It features the legendary singer and her acoustic backing band performing songs by Bill Monroe, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, Stephen Foster, Nanci Griffith, and others. The New York Times declared at the time: "This record is her finest moment." This first vinyl edition was re-mastered and pressed on 140-gram double vinyl.

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Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers' Grammy Award–winning 1992 album, At the Ryman, is now available on vinyl for the first time, from Nonesuch Records. Recorded over three nights at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the album features the legendary singer and her then-new, acoustic backing band, the Nash Ramblers—Sam Bush, Larry Altamanuik, Roy Huskey Jr., Al Perkins, and John Randall Stewart—performing songs by Bill Monroe, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, Stephen Foster, John Fogerty, Nanci Griffith, and others. This first-ever vinyl edition, released in the 25th anniversary year of the album's release, was re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig and is pressed on 140-gram double vinyl.

When Emmylou Harris chose to perform at the Ryman in the spring of 1991, nearly two decades had passed since the Grand Ole Opry moved from the auditorium to its new home, and the venerable hall, which had opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892 and became known as "The Mother Church of Country Music," had seen better days. Harris's appearance at the Ryman is credited by many with sparking a renewed interest in the historic site, which underwent a major renovation not long after its 100th anniversary and the album's release in 1992.

"Her string band exhilarates, especially Sam Bush on mandolin, while she sounds absolutely inspired," raved the Boston Globe. The Los Angeles Times called At the Ryman "a fine example of an acute musical intelligence at work." The New York Times declared of Emmylou Harris at the time: "This record is her finest moment." At the Ryman won the Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Nonesuch Selection Number

559052

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Album Status
Artist Name
Emmylou Harris
reissues?
reissues
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UPC/Price
Label
2-LP
UPC
075597939088
Label
CD+MP3
Price
16.00
UPC
075597939026
Label
FLAC
Price
11.00
UPC
075597939033
Label
MP3
Price
10.00
UPC
075597939064
  • 559052

News & Reviews

  • Emmylou Harris is the inaugural guest on Margo Price’s new podcast Runaway Horses from Sonos, featuring guests who've "made music that says something raw and beautiful and cathartic about the human experience." Harris is "one of my biggest inspirations, one of my favorite musicians of all time," says Price, "a true living legend … She has never been afraid to follow her creative instinct, embrace risks, and pursue the unexpected.” You can hear their conversation here.

  • Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers' Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert is out now on Nonesuch. The album features the 1990 Nashville debut of the acoustic all-star group—Sam Bush, Roy Huskey Jr., Larry Atamanuik, Al Perkins, Jon Randall Stewart—at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). The concert was recorded and shelved until now, when it has been unearthed and will be released for the first time. The set features entirely different songs from the band's acclaimed live album At the Ryman, with music by A.P. Carter, Rodney Crowell, Ruth Franks, the Louvin Brothers, Doc Pomus, Paul Simon, Townes Van Zandt, and Harris herself. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an exclusive print autographed by Harris, while they last. You can watch the band's 1993 Austin City Limits performance of three album tracks here.

  • About This Album

    Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers' Grammy Award–winning 1992 album, At the Ryman, is now available on vinyl for the first time, from Nonesuch Records. Recorded over three nights at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the album features the legendary singer and her then-new, acoustic backing band, the Nash Ramblers—Sam Bush, Larry Altamanuik, Roy Huskey Jr., Al Perkins, and John Randall Stewart—performing songs by Bill Monroe, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, Stephen Foster, John Fogerty, Nanci Griffith, and others. This first-ever vinyl edition, released in the 25th anniversary year of the album's release, was re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig and is pressed on 140-gram double vinyl.

    When Emmylou Harris chose to perform at the Ryman in the spring of 1991, nearly two decades had passed since the Grand Ole Opry moved from the auditorium to its new home, and the venerable hall, which had opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892 and became known as "The Mother Church of Country Music," had seen better days. Harris's appearance at the Ryman is credited by many with sparking a renewed interest in the historic site, which underwent a major renovation not long after its 100th anniversary and the album's release in 1992.

    "Her string band exhilarates, especially Sam Bush on mandolin, while she sounds absolutely inspired," raved the Boston Globe. The Los Angeles Times called At the Ryman "a fine example of an acute musical intelligence at work." The New York Times declared of Emmylou Harris at the time: "This record is her finest moment." At the Ryman won the Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.