Emmylou Harris Tour Supports ‘Old Yellow Moon’ with Rodney Crowell
Long time collaborators Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have lined up a series of North American tour dates to close 2013 and ring in the new year…and then continue through the new year.
Harris, who has a total of 12 Grammy awards sitting on her mantelpiece, is arguably one of the most revered singers in country and folk still working today. Cowell holds the distinct honor of having records cut with Johnny Cash, the Grateful Dead and Norah Jones in the past. Together they pack quite a musical punch.
The tour is set to kick off on October 26th in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and will see the pair make stops in a number of major markets including, but not limited to, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Huntsville and Louisville, before finishing up on February 5th at Asheville, North Carolina’s Orange Peel.
The tour itself is set to be in support of the pair’s latest collaborative album, Old Yellow Moon, which was released at the beginning of this year on February 26th. The album did astonishingly well both critically and commercially, and despite having met 40 years prior, was the first full-length collaborative album between the pair. It features compositions from Crowell himself, Kris Kristofferson, Patti Scialfa, Roger Miller and others.
Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1985 and has enjoyed an illustrious career, releasing more than 25 albums of her own, including 1975′s Pieces of the Sky and Elite Hotel, 1995′s Wrecking Ball, 1997′s Trio collaboration with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt and 2000′s Red Dirt Girl.
Crowell also has a pretty formidable CV. Like Harris, Crowell is also a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter. He struck solo gold with 1988′s Diamonds & Dirt LP, which produced five consecutive number one country smashes. He’s not the only one to have enjoyed his own success either: Bob Seger and Crystal Gayle, among others, have also had hits recording Crowell’s material.