Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell



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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Set List

With multiple Grammys under each of their belts and the moniker of “legend” attached to their names, a musical partnership between Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell can be nothing but breathtaking. So it was when Harris and Crowell returned to the Austin City Limits stage to perform songs from their collaboration Old Yellow Moon.

Released in 2013, the album serves as the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. “I first heard Rodney on a demo tape in 1974 and knew immediately from his voice and lyrics he had the right stuff,” said Harris. “I always hoped we would someday do this record, and now I can finally cross it off my bucket list!”

Flourishing in the country tradition of boy/girl duets, Harris and Crowell “remind us that the beauty of art often lies in simplicity” (Country Weekly). Old Yellow Moon features four songs written by Crowell, as well as interpretations of songs such as Hank DeVito’s “Hanging Up My Heart,” Roger Miller’s “Invitation to the Blues,” and Allen Reynolds’ “Dreaming My Dreams,” among others. Q Magazine wrote, “It might be a record looking to the past, but it has Harris and Crowell doing some of the best work of their careers.”

Recently, the collaboration resulted in a nomination by the Americana Music Association Awards for Duo/Group of the Year and Album of the Year. Harris was also nominated for Artist of the Year, and USA Today calls her performance “exquisite…her unmistakable soprano, at once grainy and ethereal, still wraps itself around a lyric with an angel’s delicate warmth.”


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