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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

  • Jimbo Mathus on Americana Music Show #188
    On episode 188 of the Americana Music Show, Jimbo Mathus plays tracks from Dark Night Of The Soul, talks about going from "sepia tones to ultrachrome" and the "crazy Mississippi white boy chain."  Also in this episode, indie rock from Bobby Bare Jr., heartland rock from Jonny Two Bags, country rock from Rodney Crowell, road tripo music fr […]
  • The War on Drugs: From Dylan to Dire Straits, By Way of Attrition
    Whether on the basketball court or onstage, when two supreme talents join forces, it tends to make things better. Michael Jordan needed Scottie Pippen, LeBron James needs Dwyane Wade, McCartney clearly needed Lennon, and Salt would be a run-of-the mill condiment without Pepa. But there are exceptions to such… […]
  • Dylan, "Desire" and the (other) Story of Hurricane: A Lesson In Fatherhood
    Reading of the death of former pro boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter today awoke an old memory which reminded me how lucky I was to have, what in retrospect, was a pretty cool father.  I should add by "cool" I do not mean some kind of "over the hill hipster" who, in a desperate attempt at trying to stay relevant smokes pot or acts […]
  • Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes – Black Coffee (Album Review)
    After a successful solo outing, Aussie country singer Lachlan Bryan got his old band back into the studio and came up with this cracker of an album. It was released in the autumn of last year in Australia and subsequently picked up a major award as “Alternative Country” album of the year. Such acclaim means any belated praise from me is superfluous, but I’m […]
  • Album Reviews: Gord Downie & The Sadies, Bruce Springsteen, Lost & Nameless, The Annie Ford Band
    Gord Downie, The Sadies, and the Conquering Sun The lead singer of one of Canada’s most influential rock bands gets together with one of the best live bands ever for a collaborative effort and the expected results could range anywhere from confusion to straight ahead awesomeness. Thankfully (and not surprisingly, given the players involved) the semi-eponymou […]
  • Blackberry Smoke Is the Goddamn Truth
    Southern rock is a stylistic hodgepodge--a musical mutt.  Yet in this gumbo pot of a country, its impurities and cross-breeding make it the most American genre of all. And with the Allman Brothers drawing down, southern rock's current standard bearer is Blackberry Smoke, a lofty perch they hardly jeopardized during a lively set last night at Seattle […]

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