"What a classy performer."
"Just had to tell someone"
As wonderful a singer and musician as she is, certainly even a more wonderful person. Saw her years ago,... mid 70's at a little place called the Smiling Dog Saloon in Ohio. Had no idea who she was at the time. She was touring with Gram Parsons at the time. My good friend Don and I probably only went because there was a mention that Gram was a member of the Byrds. We both knew that we had been part of something special when we walked out. Still remember it as one of the best musical experiences of my life.
She's playing for free 5:45-7 PM, Sunday, October 2, 2011 at the Banjo Stage as part of the Not Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. Please take public transporation as their is NO parking in this residential neighborhood for this massive free three day music fest. Google: Not Strictly Bluegrass 2011 for details. Enjoy.
I've seen her live several times but the best performance was at Benaroya Hall in Seattle with Buddy and Julie Miller. It was billed as an Emmylou Harris show and I'm sure a lot of the audience had never heard of Buddy Miller but he was clearly in charge that night.
It was an amazing collaboration and illustrated perfectly one of the things I've always admired about Emmylou. She always finds a way to make everyone she pairs with sound much better than they usually do without focusing any attention on herself.