Dame Emmylou was given the gift of the most beautiful voice in the world of music; she could even sing the telephone directory if needed, and the result would be totally authentic. This is the very best of country (the white man’s blues) music. Emmylou, the outstanding star has a good dozen Grammy Awards to her name and a whole slew of albums that an average singer could only dream of. She was the muse of Gram Parsons and was around when the concept of country-rock first emerged. She made her solo debut shortly thereafter in 1975. More recently, she made “Old Yellow Moon” and “The Travelling Kind” with Rodney Crowell, a long-time partner-in-crime. All in all, not counting collectors’ albums, around 30 LPs and CDs, in addition to joint ventures with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Elvis Costello, Mark Knopfler and … Admiral Freebee.
Rodney Crowell was a guitarist in Emmylou’s Hot Band for three years, but is known above all as a song writer. His numbers are covered by some of the greatest names in music: from his ex father-in-law Johnny Cash to Waylon Jennings and Crystal Gayle to Bob Seger. He received an infinite number of Award Nominations. Together they make a completely unique duo: the singer songwriter par excellence and the singer among all singers.
Our programmer demonstrates great taste in this choice and we are pretty sure that you will hear no mention of “You call this the blues?” at the end of the evening.