Posts Tagged ‘Emmylou Harris’

Album Review: Dreams of the San Joaquin

Album Review: Dreams of the San Joaquin

When I was seventeen, my grandfather drove my sister and me across the country to California as a graduation present. This was the year of my musical awakening—the age when I discovered there was more to the wide world than what played on the Top Forty radio. My parents had raised us with a healthy […]

Album Review: Mercyland, Hymns For The Rest of Us (Mercyland Records)

Album Review: Mercyland, Hymns For The Rest of Us (Mercyland Records)

“The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.” — George Carlin. Like any good comic, the late Mr. Carlin exaggerated for effect. Religion does have its good points — most of the Ten Commandments, for example — but I lean more toward the Groucho Marx school of ideaology: I wouldn’t […]

Q&A with Emmylou Harris at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

Q&A with Emmylou Harris at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

By Jim Simpson/Jason Estopinal Emmylou. Like Elvis, Dolly, Liza and Frank, she’s attained single-name recognition. It seems as though she’s been around forever, but she arrived in Nashville in 1970, driving a beige Ford Falcon that she bought from her uncle for $400. She was waited tables at a Polynesian restaurant and then played and […]

Q&A with Taylor Swift at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

Q&A with Taylor Swift at All for the Hall Fundraiser, L.A.

By Jason Estopinal/Shannon Hutchison When one sees a fundraiser entitled “All for the Hall” held for the County Music Hall of Fame, one’s first thought may be “I think the Country Music Hall of Fame is doing okay. I mean, it’s a Hall of Fame; I don’t see the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto […]

Album Review: Dylan LeBlanc – Paupers Field – (Rough Trade)

Album Review: Dylan LeBlanc – Paupers Field – (Rough Trade)

What were you doing when you were twenty? I was slogging through what would become a very average college career, partying and drinking copious amounts of beer, and maybe that’s why I’m a lowly hack music writer. But enough about me. Soulful, sparse, haunting, polished and mature are all fitting adjectives to describe twenty-year-old Dylan […]

Contest Giveaway: Rare Signed Copy of Charlie Louvin’s “Hickory Wind”

Contest Giveaway: Rare Signed Copy of Charlie Louvin’s “Hickory Wind”

10/04/10 UPDATE: Congratulations to our WINNER, Rusty from Lafayette, Louisiana! We’ll be sending out the autographed copy of Charlie Louvin’s wonderful Hickory Wind. Enjoy, Rusty! Charlie Louvin is a living legend. He’s been a star for much longer than anyone else in the recording business. He’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame […]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

The Righteous Brothers got it right. “If there’s a rock ‘n’ roll heaven, well you know they got a hell of a band.” If there’s a festival in the Great Beyond, it would be just like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: It’s in San Francisco. In Golden Gate Park. For three days. It’s FREE. The lineup is […]

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

Remember Lilith Fair? The Sarah McLachlan-curated touring festival/gathering of womanly vibes that took America by storm in the ’90s? Well, it’s back. And we’re excited. The festival, which includes female artists from the rock, pop, country, folk, hip-hop and R&B worlds coming together, announced their initial lineup this week, and there are plenty of CMP-approved […]

Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song

Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song

What’s better than a five-day cruise from Miami to Belize and Costa Maya? A cruise that includes performances by Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, John Hiatt, Steve Earl! All aboard for Cayamo 2010: A Journey Through Song, an experience by Sixthman. The cruise leaves Miami on February 21 and returns on February 26. For […]

Emmylou Harris “All I Intended to Be” Nonesuch Records

Emmylou Harris “All I Intended to Be” Nonesuch Records

County Legend Emmylou Harris, a self-described “finder of songs and gatherer of songs” has outdone herself with what deserves to be regarded as one of the year’s most remarkable country albums. Her first solo album since 2003, “All I Intended to Be” showcases Harris’s unparalleled gift for song selection. The album’s thirteen tracks are masterfully […]