In this video from the Wall Street Journal‘s WSJ Cafe, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell discuss their history together and their new CD, Old Yellow Moon (2013). The album is the first collaboration between Crowell and Harris since Crowell joined Harris’s Hot Band in 1975. The new album also features members of the Hot Band, who had worked with Crowell and Harris thirty years ago.
The connection between the two talented artists goes back to when Harris chose Crowell’s song “Bluebird Wine” as the lead track for Pieces of the Sky, her 1975 album that followed the 1973 death of her collaborator and mentor Gram Parsons and was her first album with a major label as a solo artist. On the new CD, Harris and Crowell perform a new version of “Bluebird Wine,” after Crowell made some changes to the lyrics. In the following video, also at the WSJ studios in New York City, Crowell and Harris perform another one of the new songs off the album, “Dreaming My Dreams.”
Old Yellow Moon includes songs by Crowell, former Hot Band member Hank DeVito, Roger Miller, Patti Scialfa, Allen Reynolds and Matraca Berg. Vince Gill also plays on the album. NPR also has a story about Harris and Crowell along with audio of some of the songs.
What are your favorite songs by Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris? Leave your two cents in the comments.
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