Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Wrecking Ball Tour

Emmylou Harris

with Daniel Lanois, Steven Nistor and Jim Wilson

‘A truly venturesome, genre-transcending pathfinder’ Billboard ‘Her silvery soprano, at once grainy and ethereal, still wraps itself around a lyric with an angel’s delicate warmth’ USA Today

She may be an icon of country music, but Emmylou Harris transcends genres in her status as one of the great figures of contemporary American song. Fresh from receiving her 13th Grammy Award (for Old Yellow Moon, which was named Best Americana Album in January), she mines 26 albums and four decades of singing and songwriting for this standout concert.

‘Most of my career, I’ve been a finder of songs, a gatherer of songs,’ says Harris. Yet in recent years she has gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her famously expressive singing: heartfelt, visionary and vital, her songs touch on autobiography, reach for the universal and reflect the wisdom and maturity of an artist in her prime.

Emmylou Harris performs with her regular collaborators Daniel Lanois, who produced her Grammy Award-winning album Wrecking Ball, Steven Nistor and Jim Wilson.

Fri 23 May, 8pm
£28, £30, £32.50
Festival Standby £10