Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys
|Date:||Fri, Jan 11, 2013
- 8 p.m.
|Price:||$37.50, $42.50, $52.50, $72.50
*Contact the venue listed below for ticketing information.
203 North Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085 (click map for more details)
Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. On Hard Bargain, her newest album released in April of 2011, she offers 11 original songs—three of them co-written with Grammy and Oscar–winning composer Will Jennings—that touch on the autobiographical while reaching for the universal. Few in pop or country music have achieved such honesty or revealed such maturity in their writing. Forty years into her career, Harris shares the hard-earned wisdom that—hopefully if not inevitably—comes with getting older, though she’s never stopped looking ahead. While Harris’s acclaimed 2008 All I Intended to Be was recorded intermittently over a span of three years and featured an all-star cast of musician friends, including Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, and the McGarrigles, Hard Bargain was cut in a mere four weeks last summer at a Nashville studio, with only Harris, producer Jay Joyce, and multi-instrumentalist Giles Reaves.
A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris' 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.