EMMYLOU HARRIS CONFIRMS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH STEVE EARLE, PATTY GRIFFIN, BUDDY MILLER AND THE MILK CARTON KIDS TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR REFUGEES Grammy Award-winning artists Emmylou Harris confirms a North American tour this fall with special guests Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and The Milk Carton Kids (not all artists will appear at all venues). The 11-stop tour, Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees, will raise awareness for the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS) announced today that it will host this singer/songwriter tour in support of the organization’s Global Education Initiative, which was launched in 2015 and endorsed by Pope Francis. JRS seeks to double the number of refugees served in its educational programs to 240,000 by 2020. “After witnessing firsthand the work of JRS in Ethiopia this past June, I have never been more inspired to champion such a critical cause,” said Emmylou Harris, 13-time Grammy winning artist. “The better angels of our nature call upon us to act with compassion and not with fear in the face of so much suffering.” In an effort to shed light on the plight of the more than 65 million refugees worldwide and the need to raise funds to support refugee education. The concert tour will be in the below cities: October 6—Boulder, Colorado—Boulder Theater October 8—Kansas City, Missouri—Helzberg Hall October 9—Lincoln, Nebraska—Rococo Theater October 11—St. Louis, Missouri—Sheldon Concert Hall October 12—Milwaukee, Wisconsin—Pabst Theater October 13—Chicago, Illinois—Vic Theater October 14—Toronto, Ontario—Massey Hall October 16—Boston, Massachusetts—Berklee Performance Center October 18—New York City, New York—Town Hall October 19—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Merriam Theater October 21—Washington, D.C.—Lisner Auditorium Everyone’s journey begins somewhere – and for some that journey includes Lampedusa, an Italian island off the coast of Sicily that serves as a waypoint in a refugee’s search for safety and security. JRS works in more than 45 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, social and other needs of many of these refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. The scale of this humanitarian crisis is staggering: one in every 122 people is a refugee. More than half are women and children; at least 30 million are under the age of 18. “We are ready to bring this critical issue to the stage and help people understand that education provides a path forward in life for refugees,” said Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki S.J., the President of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. “Most people don’t realize that refugees spend an average of 17 years displaced from their homes and many never return. It’s time to take bold action and our Lampedusa concert tour will help us do so.” Funds raised by Lampedusa will support educational programs for refugees around the world. “Education is the one life-saving intervention given to a refugee that cannot be taken away,” notes JRS International Director Fr. Thomas H. Smolich S.J. For more information about Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees, visit www.jrsusa.org/lampedusa. About Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic non-governmental organization whose mission is to accompany, Continue reading
Emmylou Harris Rodney Crowell Perform Beautiful Live Acoustic Performance from New Album Old Yellow Moon. Country music icon Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell released their collaborative album Old Yellow Moon on February 26th, and amidst their press push for the new record they provided this gem of a performance. No flash or fuss needed, just pared down acoustics plus unbelievable raw talent and true heart. Please watch and enjoy the performance below, and take some time to listen to the whole album. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Perform “Dreaming My Dreams” from Old Yellow Moon.
Country Legend Emmylou Harris And English-Folk-Rock Quartet Mumford & Sons Hit The Stage For The Latest Episode of CMT Crossroads. Mumford & Sons will share the stage with Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. Meeting and collaborating for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Nashville, Mumford & Sons and Harris will perform acclaimed Harris favorites “The Road” and “Orphan Girl” and the group’s “Awake My Soul,” “The Cave” and more from their new release, Babel. This is the second time Harris has taken the stage for CMT CROSSROADS since collaborating with Dave Matthews in 2003. Mumford & Sons and Emmylou Harris join an elite group of performers who have taped CMT CROSSROADS, the critically-acclaimed series that pairs country music stars with popular artists from other genres—pop, rock, R&B—to play together, swap stories, and share their common love of music. CROSSROADS has aired on CMT for over a decade and has featured over 40 musical pairings, which have included recently Joe Walsh & Friends, Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Sting and Vince Gill; as well as Bon Jovi and Sugarland; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Joss Stone and LeAnn Rimes; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Train and Martina McBride; and The Pretenders and Faith Hill, and many more. CMT CROSSROADS: MUMFORD & SONS AND EMMYLOU HARRIS premieres Thursday, September 27 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.
Emmylou Harris Featured On Mercyland, Album To Release Soon. Emmylou Harris is featured on an upcoming compilation album titled, Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest of Us. The album was spear-headed by producer and writer Phil Madeira in an effort to emphasize the loving and nourishing elements of faith that sometimes get overshadowed by mainstream coverage. The track choices for the album are meant to highlight the power of personal belief through song. Harris is joined on the album by The Civil Wars, The North Mississippi Allstars, Mat Kearney and others. Mercyland will release Tuesday, April 10th. Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest of Us, Complete Track Listing 1- From This Valley – The Civil Wars 2- Give God The Blues – Shawn Mullins 3- I Believe In You – Buddy Miller 4- Lights In The Valley – The Carolina Chocolate Drops 5- Mercyland – Phil Madeira 6- Walking Over Water – Mat Kearney 7- Leaning On You – Cindy Morgan 8- Fell Like A Feather – Amy Stroup 9- If I Was Jesus – The North Mississippi Allstars 10- Light Of Your Love – Dan Tyminski 11- I Didn’t Know It Was You – Emmylou Harris 12- Peace In The Valley – John Scofield