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Emmylou Harris, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

Emmylou Harris performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.
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Emmylou Harris, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2011

August 1, 2011 Hear the Country Music Hall of Famer bring sweetness, joy and mourning to the Fort Stage at Newport.

Emmylou Harris' Grammy-festooned career stretches back more than 40 years, to her legendary early collaborations with the late country-folk legend Gram Parsons. Hard Bargain, her new album, is suffused with mourning, both for Parsons (in "The Road") and for her late friend Kate McGarrigle, whom she memorably memorializes in "Darlin' Kate." But the Country Music Hall of Famer still knows where and how to locate sweetness and joy in her music, and she remains vital and contemporary. Here, Harris performs live at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Set List
  • Six White Cadillacs
  • Orphan Girl
  • Red Dirt Girl
  • Kern River
  • Hello Stranger
  • Michelangelo
  • Pancho and Lefty
  • My Name is Emmett Till
  • The Road
  • Get Up John
  • Luxury Liner
  • Sin City
  • Leaving Louisana
  • Goodbye
  • Wheels
  • Born to Run
  • Evangeline

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George Wein's Newport Folk Festival celebrates over 50 years of live music in picturesque Newport, R.I. The Festival celebrates folk traditions and innovations from all generations. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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