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Emmylou Harris

1 Feb 2014

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.

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