Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell harken back to the progressive era of country
Name: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Country/City of origin: Nashville, Tennessee
Featured track: "Hanging Up My Heart" from Old Yellow Moon
In one sentence: "[Old Yellow Moon is] not, strictly speaking, a country record – each has veered closer to folk and Americana over the past 20 years – but it follows a proud country tradition that Harris first learned when she sang with Gram Parsons in the Seventies." - Rolling Stone
Why we chose them: The enigmatic darling of country music harkens back to the early days of her career by joining forces with craftsman of songs, Rodney Crowell. The two have a rich history that spans over 30 years and includes progressive country standards like Crowell's "Bluebird Wine," which Harris covered on her 1975 debut album. Harris and Crowell play SXSW on the intimate Antone's stage, offering a rare glimpse into the oft-romanticized era of '70s country music.
SXSW official showcase:Thursday, March 14 at Antone's