Terrific Emmylou Harris and old bandmate Rodney Crowell concert at Caramoor in upstate New York last night. Even though Rodney once threatened to beat me up over something I wrote re: Emmy and Gram Parsons. Also my best friend's son is marrying his daughter next year. First saw Emmy and Gram in 1973, Emmy and Rodney about '76. Yes, I'm that old.
They did four or five Gram songs and two from Townes and then much of their terrific recent album. Good band. Mary Karr, the poet the memoirist who has been writing songs with Rodney (they had an album last year) got a shout out in the crowd.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Not Quite Emmy and Gram But Close Enough
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