Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell and Richard Thompson Electric Trio

Sunday, March 24th 2013

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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will embark on series of special tour dates this March with co-headliner Richard Thompson Electric Trio. Tickets go on sale starting this week. See below for complete details. Additionally, VIP ticket-and-album packages, presented by Bonaparte’s Retreat together with Crossroads Campus, are now available at www.emmylouharris.com. The VIP packages include a Meet & Greet with Harris, a digital copy of the album (delivered on February 26), autographed handwritten lyrics of “Wrecking Ball” and an official tour poster. VIP packages are also available throughwww.richardthompson-music.com and will include a show ticket, a Meet & Greet with Thompson and lyric print.

The tour is in celebration of Harris and Crowell’s new collaborative album, Old Yellow Moon, out February 26 on Nonesuch Records. The album may be pre-ordered now at iTunes; pre-orders also are available at nonesuch.com, where orders include a limited-edition autographed print of the artists along with an instant download of the album track “Hanging Up My Heart.” Additionally, Thompson’s new album, Electric, will be released February 5 on New West Records. Produced by Buddy Miller, the album is a guitar driven set of 11 new songs.
Harris is a 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient whose contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.Old Yellow Moon is the follow up to her acclaimed 2011 release, Hard Bargain, which debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart.Associated Press called it “gorgeous” and said Harris’ “silvery soprano is in fine form,” while USA Today called it “exquisite…her unmistakable soprano, at once grainy and ethereal, still wraps itself around a lyric with an angel’s delicate warmth.”

Crowell is a multi-Grammy-award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt, generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song “After All This Time.” His critically acclaimed works The Houston KidFate’s Right HandThe Outsider and Sex and Gasoline were followed by the 2010 release of his memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. Earlier this year, Crowell released KIN: Songs By Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell. The album made its debut at #1 on the Americana and Country Rock album chart and spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Americana album chart. His honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

A recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo’s Les Paul Award, Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen of England’s 2011 New Year Honours List. He was also recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting by the Americana Music Association. Thompson’s songs have been recorded by Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others.

Richard Thompson’s Electric Trio

Grammy®-nominated musician Richard Thompson returns with Electric, a guitar-driven set of 11 new songs, out February 5 on New West Records. Named one of the “20 Greatest Guitarists” by Rolling Stoneand declared “one of this world’s most gifted songwriters” byAmerican Songwriter, Thompson has garnered widespread praise over the course of his career. A new song from Electric, “Good Things Happen to Bad People,” recently premiered on Rolling Stone’s website:http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/richard-thompson-amps-up-in-good-things-happen-to-bad- people-premiere-20121112. Please see below for the complete album track listing.

Produced by Buddy Miller (Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, Solomon Burke), Electric was recorded with drummer Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, John Cale) and bassist Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello) at Miller’s home studio in Nashville. Miller recently told Rolling Stone, “I played along on the record, playing rhythm guitar for [Richard], and I got a two-week guitar lesson while he camped out in my house.” Other guests on the album include Alison Krauss, who joins Thompson on “The Snow Goose,” and English singer-songwriter Siobhan Maher-Kennedy (formerly with River City People), who adds vocals on several tracks. Renowned fiddle player Stuart Duncan also accompanies Thompson on the record.

A recipient of BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Mojo’s Les Paul Award, Thompson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen of England’s 2011 New Year Honours List. He was also recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting by the Americana Music Association. Thompson’s songs have been recorded by Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and many others.