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Emmylou Harris

WFUV at SXSW: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

by Laura Fedele

There’s some deep history behind all this. In 1975, Emmylou Harris (@SoEmmylouHarris) released her major-label debut, Pieces of the Sky, and Warner Bros. Records said they’d record her if she’d "get a hot band." Emmylou had already done one of Rodney Crowell's songs, and she asked him to go out on the road; thus they formed the duet partnership at the center of The Hot Band.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell - Words and Music - 2013

by Rita Houston
Rita Houston with Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, photo by Daniel Gorman

Americana luminaries Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been making music fans swoon for decades now with their undeniable talents. But for all of the songs they've sung - together and apart - they've never put out a duet album, until now. Not surprisingly, it's a beauty. Called Old Yellow Moon, the album features an eclectic list of songs, with standards and new standards side by side, and we were lucky enough to have Emmylou and Rodney perform some of them live in Studio A.

WFUV at SXSW: Live Showcase for 2013

by WFUV Staff

Tune in Friday, March 15 from 1-7pm for our live show from the SXSW Day Stage: Charles Bradley, Dawes, Divine Fits, Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Pickwick and Vampire Weekend.

This year we're working together with some of our favorite public radio stations and calling the show "Public Radio Rocks." ('Cause it does.)

New Music Monday Has An Eclectic New Mix

by John Stein
Photo of Prince via his website

Prince- “Screwdriver”

Here we have some great, throwback style Prince. He kills it with some strong guitar and hands-off sounding production. Prince is the ultimate alternative pop star and here he cements that position.

Jose James- No Beginning No End

James combines jazz and hip hop in a totally relaxed way. He makes everything sound smooth, so obviously it’s incredibly hard to dislike this new record.

Emmylou Harris - Words and Music - 2007

by Rita Houston
Photo by Laura Fedele (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
In 2003, Emmylou Harris continued her expansion of the country genre with the album 'Stumble Into Grace.' Her long-time guitarist Buddy Miller was part of the project, and so they both made the trip to WFUV for a conversation with Rita Houston.

Emmylou Harris & Daniel Lanois - Words and Music - 2007

by Rita Houston
Photo by Juan Manuel Parra (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Combine the country-rock roots of Emmylou Harris and the innovative production style of Daniel Lanois, and the result is the standout album, 'Wrecking Ball.' It was released in 1995, and that year Rita Houston welcomed both Harris and Lanois to 'FUV to talk about and perform songs from the record.