The lineup for Saturday’s multi-artist concert tribute in Washington, D.C., to singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris has grown even more impressive than when the salute was announced in the fall.
“The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration” will constitute a circling of the Americana music wagons at DAR Constitution Hall in the nation’s capital. Many of the most respected singers and songwriters of the last 50 years will gather to fete Harris, whose boundary-blind aesthetic has been a guiding light of musical exploration and artistic integrity throughout her 40-year recording career.
Harris, a 13-time Grammy Award winner, is scheduled to perform in addition to an extensive roster of guests including Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, Joan Baez, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow, Rodney Crowell, Martina McBride, Conor Oberst, John Hiatt, Vince Gill, Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle.
In addition, the show will include appearances by Lucinda Williams, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Patty Griffin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Daniel Lanois, Sara Watkins, the Milk Carton Kids, Shovels & Rope, Iron & Wine and Trampled by Turtles.
The plan is for the event to be recorded for future release on home video and audio.
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