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Artist: Emmylou Harris

Waxed - Record Review from Issue #24 Nov-Dec 1999

Linda Ronstadt – Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions

Building the Arizona Inn in Tucson kept Isabella Greenway busy for a while after she left Congress. She filled it with furniture bought from an organization she founded to provide work for disabled war veterans. Although she had hundreds of staff in several states, she personally attended to resolving issues arising from its racial diversity. [...]

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The Long Way Around - Feature from Issue #17 Sept-Oct 1998

Emmylou Harris – Lookin’ for the water from a deeper well

Emmylou Harris’ latest release is a nearly accidental album. “Unplanned” as she puts it, Spyboy — which came out Aug. 11 on Eminent Records — began solely as an attempt to get a really good live-in-concert version of Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker” as a kind of demo for a studio recording. Instead, as tape rolled [...]

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Not Fade Away - Reissue Review from Issue #7 Jan-Feb 1997

Emmylou Harris – Portraits

Poor Emmylou Harris. Not that she cares, probably, but a generation of music writers, including me, have at one time or another written about Harris as if she were a footnote — albeit a major one — to the career of Gram Parsons. Acknowledging the relationship is one thing, but for 20 years Harris has [...]

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Miked - Live Reviews from Issue #4 Summer 1996

Emmylou Harris – Aladdin Theater (Portland, OR)

Understand from the top that I’d pay money to hear Emmylou Harris sing the phone book. Her voice never fails to take me to a better place. But her recent stop at Portland’s cozy, 500-seat Aladdin Theater was a special evening where artist, audience and venue came together in a near-flawless performance. Musically, this tour [...]

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Waxed - Record Review from Issue #1 Fall 1995

Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball

Though Emmylou Harris’ new album is titled Wrecking Ball, that could also be the description of the tool Daniel Lanois brings into the producer’s booth and attacks Harris’ past efforts with. This album is so unlike Harris’ other albums that when I played it at a recent backyard barbecue, all eight people there came up [...]

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From the Blogs

  • Matt Woods – With Love From Brushy Mountain (Album Review)
    Ever-bearded Tennessean troubadour Matt Woods’ second full length studio record, With Love From Brushy Mountain, is slated for a May 13, 2014 release.  This comes as a follow up to his first full length, The Matt Woods Manifesto, a trying task in and of itself.  Woods is hands down one of the hardest working singer/songwriters I’ve ever come across.  He eats […]
  • Rod Kennedy (1930-2014) and the Kerrville Folk Festival - Interview & Remembrance
    Rod Kennedy’s legacy is incalculable for those who truly love music, he departed this earthly plane on Monday 14th April 2014. R.I.P. The following “warts and all” late May 1986 interview with Mr. Kennedy, the founder of the Kerrville Folk Festival, was the lead feature in the debut issue of the Kerrville Kronikle fanzine sometime around 1988. No serendipity […]
  • Simone Felice - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (Glasgow - 4/11/2014)
    With his second solo album safely under his belt Simone Felice is rapidly conforming his status as one of the finest purveyors of Americana around these days. Fortunately (for us) he remains somewhat under the mass radar allowing audiences to see him in intimate settings such as the hallowed King Tuts, a perfect space to see and hear his shamanistic offering […]
  • First Seldom Scene Album in Seven Years: Exclusive Look
    Seldom Scene issues its first Smithsonian Folkways album next week with guests including Emmylou Harris. Mike Auldridge passed away in 2012, but the group includes founding member Ben Eldridge as well as Lou Reid, Dudley Connell, Ronnie Simpkins, and Fred Travers. Here is a look at "My Better Years" the Hazel Dickens' tune from the album,  […]
  • MerleFest - Wilkesboro, North Carolina - April 24-27 2014
    While there are quite a few notable festivals that begin earlier than late April, many of us kick off the festival season by trekking to not your normal community college, the Wilkes Community College in the rolling hills of north central North Carolina where MerleFest has been held every year since 1988. Named in honor of Merle Watson who lived nearby, 2014 […]
  • Americana Boogie new releases for the week of April 15th... Rodney Crowell, Bobby Bare Jr, Moot Davis, Secret Sisters, Ray Bonneville and more
    BOBBY BARE JR. Undefeated (Bloodshot) Bobby Bare, Jr. could've phoned in a career. He could've exploited the fact that he s the son of Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, instead, he blazed a path of unique songwriting… […]

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