Promising the Moon
They're both country stars in their own right, but put Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell together and you've got a country and western supergroup. Harris recorded two of Crowell's tunes in 1975 on her debut album, Pieces of the Sky and follow-up Elite Hotel, and the singer-songwriters became fast friends after Crowell sat in on a gig. After that chance meeting, Crowell joined Harris' The Hot Band as a guitarist and singer for several years. Touring in support of their first official collaborative album, Old Yellow Moon, the country icons' tour stops at The Downs of Santa Fe (between Exit 271 and 276 off I-25) on Saturday, June 15. The concert kicks off at 7 p.m., and general admission lawn tickets range from $10 to $70. Toss your favorite picnic blanket or a couple of lawn chairs in your ride and head up to the City Different to thrill to performances by two of modern country's prime movers. (Samantha Anne Carrillo)
Saturday Jun 15, 2013
Santa Fe, NM 87507
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Emmylou Harris first heard Rodney Crowell's music 40 years ago when her producer, Brian Ahern, played her a demo recording of one of Crowell's songs: "Bluebird Wine." "From that first bar of music, I just knew. It was the bomb," recollects Harris. Crowell went on to become rhythm guitarist and harmony singer in her now legendary Hot Band before embarking on a solo career. The two old friends have just released their first duets album, "Old Yellow Moon," described by American Songwriter magazine as "sublime... If you’re a fan of either of these musicians, you’ll delight in this classy collaboration." Singer-songwriter and mandolin/banjo prodigy Sarah Jarosz will open the show.