EMMYLOU HARRIS NOMINATED FOR THREE AMERICANA MUSIC AWARDS INCLUDING ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND ARTIST OF THE YEAR
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM FROM HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL, OLD YELLOW MOON OUT NOW ON NONESUCH RECORDS
DUO ADDS SUMMER TOUR DATES
“There are legendary country singers, and then there’s Emmylou: a breathtaking pinnacle of poise and elegance, and an artist who continues to innovate with every new release.” —Time Out New York
“[Crowell] is a romantic shriek inducer with lean rocking, wildly evolved songs of sensitivity that are equal parts rogue and poetic perfection.” —The Huffington Post
Emmylou Harris is nominated for three awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show including Artist of the Year. She is also nominated with Rodney Crowell for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year for their acclaimed 2013 collaboration, Old Yellow Moon. The duo will continue to tour this summer in support of the album including two shows with special guest She & Him. See below for complete details. VIP ticket-and-album packages, presented by Bonaparte’s Retreat together with Crossroads Campus, are now available at www.emmylouharris.com. The VIP packages include a meet and greet with Harris, a digital copy of the album, autographed handwritten lyrics of “Wrecking Ball,” and an official tour poster.
Released to widespread critical praise earlier this year on Nonesuch Records, Old Yellow Moon debuted at #4 on the Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—a career high for Crowell. Additionally, USA Today named it Album of the Week, saying, “this dreamy duet concept…succeeds as much on the strength of the material as it does the blending of her assertive pipes with his sweeter, more malleable ones,” while the UK’s Q magazine asserts, “‘old-fashioned country never sounded so good. It might be a record that looks to the past, but it has Harris and Crowell doing some of the best work of their careers.” Moreover, the band recently preformed Allen Reynolds’ “Dreaming My Dreams” on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Produced by Brian Ahern (Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison), Old Yellow Moon is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. The 12-track album includes four songs written by Crowell as well as interpretations of songs such as Hank DeVito’s “Hanging Up My Heart” and Roger Miller’s “Invitation to the Blues,” among others. In addition to Harris and Crowell, the album features world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan, Vince Gill, and Bill Payne, as well as members of the original Hot Band.
Harris says of the collaboration, “I first heard Rodney on a demo tape in 1974 and knew immediately from his voice and lyrics he had the right stuff. We met soon after, becoming band-mates in the Hot Band and starting a friendship that has continued and grown over the years. I always hoped we would someday do this record, and now I can finally cross it off my bucket list!”
Crowell adds, “The record’s overall tone calls to mind that Southern California blend of country music and rock and roll pioneered by Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and, of course, Emmylou and The Hot Band.”
Old Yellow Moon is the follow up to Harris’ acclaimed 2011 release, Hard Bargain, which debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart. Associated Press called it “gorgeous” and said Harris’ “silvery soprano is in fine form,” while USA Today called it “exquisite…her unmistakable soprano, at once grainy and ethereal, still wraps itself around a lyric with an angel’s delicate warmth.” A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Crowell is a multi-Grammy-award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song “After All This Time.” His critically acclaimed works The Houston Kid, Fate’s Right Hand, The Outsider and Sex and Gasoline were followed by the 2010 release of his memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. Earlier this year, Crowell released KIN: Songs By Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell. The album made its debut at #1 on the Americana and Country Rock album chart and spent three weeks at #1 on the Americana album chart. His honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
For more information, please contact Mary Moyer, Asha Goodman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL TOUR DATES
*with special guest She & Him
†with special guest The Devil Makes Three
(additional dates to be announced)
June 15 /// Santa Fe, NM /// The Downs of Santa Fe
June 17 /// Denver, CO /// Denver Botanic Gardens
June 18 /// Boulder, CO /// Chautauqua Auditorium
June 20 /// Telluride, CO /// Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 22 /// Berkley, CA /// The Greek Theatre*
June 23 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Hollywood Bowl*
July 9 /// Quebec City, QUE /// Festival d’été de Québec
July 12 /// Morristown, NJ /// Mayo Performing Arts Center
July 13 /// Katonah, NY /// Caramoor Venetian Theater†
July 14 /// Hyannis, MA /// Cape Cod Melody Tent†
July 16 /// Simsbury, CT /// Simsbury Performing Arts Center
July 18 /// Lowell, MA /// Boarding House Park
July 20 /// Westhampton, NY /// Westhampton Beach PAC