Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

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Tartan Homes Stage
8:15 - 9:45pm
Friday, September 6
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are back at it again, and fans the world over are glad they are! Their most recent recording was a long time coming and, given its nearly effortless execution, you have to wonder what took so long. 'Old Yellow Moon' is an album of duets between the long-time collaborators. Rodney was a rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist in Emmylou's Hot Band in the mid-'70s. After he left, he continued contributing songs to her records for the better part of two decades.

'Old Yellow Moon' is full of fond memories and deep connections, but it is very much a document of where the ever-evolving Harris and Crowell happen to be right now, as musicians and as friends. As Crowell puts it, “The truth lies in the fact that neither Emmy, as far as I can tell, nor I come to a day’s work with any self-congratulation. Whatever we’ve done before was only the beginning. It’s just like, okay, let’s make a record. Isn’t it great that we can make them? And that’s when the songs come into play. If the songs are good, you get to lay it on the line and deliver a performance worthy of the song, and if you come up to snuff enough times you've got a record. I guess that it’s a commitment to the art of the song so we can give it to an audience and it can become theirs.” Make sure to make it yours at this year's Ottawa Folk Festival!
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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell