Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell – New Album

  Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
The Traveling Kind
Release date: May 8 2015

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s The Traveling Kind (Nonesuch Records) comprises eleven duet tracks, including six new songs written by Harris and Crowell with co-writing by Mary Carr, Cory Chisel, Will Jennings, and Larry Klein.  Also featured are new renditions of previous Crowell cuts including “No Memories Hanging Around” as well as new interpretations of Lucinda Williams’ “I Just Wanted to See You So Bad” and Amy Allison’s “Her Hair Was Red.” 

Produced by Joe Henry, the album follows the longtime friends’ Grammy-winning first duet album, 2013’s Old Yellow Moon, which also garnered two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year.

The release of The Traveling Kind is just weeks ahead of the pair’s first ever Australian tour together, so we will get the chance to hear first hand the new songs live before the rest of the world.  In celebration of the release, Rolling Stone has premiered the title track today, praising, “‘The Traveling Kind,’ set to a nostalgic, chugging beat, carves the path for the record, which floats from Memphis grooves to classic, country-infused folk ballads, telling stories of love, struggle and the very special art of confessing to both through lyric.”  The site goes on to assert, “…they’ve built their legacies with melodies, lyrics and timeless voices that lace together the most permanent of humanity’s living records.”

Of the project, Harris comments, “In the words of Willie Nelson, ‘The life I love is making music with my friends,’ and there’s no better friend for me to make music with than Rodney. I can’t wait to get out there on the road with him and play the songs from this new record.”

Crowell adds, “Emmy and I wrote six of the eleven songs on The Traveling Kind, which was recorded in a six-day span with our Glory Band, Steuart Smith, and Billy Payne.  Joe Henry was at the helm as producer and Justin Neibank did the recording.  The experience was pretty much akin to falling off a log.”

THE TRAVELING KIND TRACKLIST

1. The Traveling Kind (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris/Cory Chisel)
2. No Memories Hanging Around (Rodney Crowell)
3. Bring It on Home to Memphis (Rodney Crowell/Larry Klein)
4. You Can’t Say We Didn’t Try (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris/Cory Chisel)
5. The Weight of the World (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris)
6. Higher Mountains (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris/Will Jennings)
7. I Just Wanted to See You So Bad (Lucinda Williams)
8. Just Pleasing You (Rodney Crowell/Mary Carr)
9. If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris)
10. Her Hair Was Red (Amy Allison)
11. La Danse de la Joie (Rodney Crowell/Emmylou Harris/Will Jennings)

A thirteen-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans forty years. She has recorded more than twenty-five 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.

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.”  Crowell’s honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Live In Concert
Australia 2015
 With special guest Harmony James

Sunday 21st June, Perth, Concert Hall
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Tuesday 23rd June, Canberra, AIS Event Centre
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Thursday 25th June, Melbourne, Palais Theatre
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Saturday 27th June, Sydney, The Star Event Centre
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Sunday 28th June, Wollongong, WIN Entertainment Centre
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Wednesday 1st July, Gold Coast, Jupiters Theatre
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Author: Rob Dickens

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