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Wednesday 3 June 2015
Emmylou and Friends : The Finale
We complete the circle in this last of the Emmylou and friends series by returning to it's inspiration namely her flawless harmonies with Gram Parsons.
In 1999 Emmylou was Executive Producer on Return of the Grevious Angel - a tribute to Gram Parsons on the Almo label.
This was one I very nearly overlooked when pulling this series together.
The album features Americana royalty with the likes of Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Whiskeytown, Gillian Welch and Cowboy Junkies all making an appearance.When Emmylou asks, you come running.
Former fellow Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers member Chris Hillman also features.
Given that Emmylou is running the show she gets to make three appearances with The Pretenders, Beck and Sheryl Crow.
I suspect that this series has merely scratched the surface of Emmylou's collaborations so there may well be a follow up at some stage in the future.Until then I will leave you with the lady herself and some of her many chums.
Pretenders & Emmylou Harris - She
Beck & Emmylou Harris - Sin City
Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris - Juanita