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2014

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Emmylou Harris Salutes Joan Baez

November 19, 2014

One listen to Emmylou Harris' obscure 1969 solo debut album, Gliding Bird, and you'll hear the obvious influence of folk singer Joan Baez on the future Country Music Hall of Fame member. It's fitting then that Harris was on hand to perform a tribute...

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Jim Lauderdale Talks Working With the Dead, George Jones

September 29, 2014

During the recent Americana Music Festival in Nashville, Jim Lauderdale was positively everywhere. He hosted the Americana Music Association's annual awards show at the Ryman Auditorium, something he has done since the inaugural ceremony in 2002....

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Flashback: Gram Parsons Dies in the Desert

September 19, 2014

The mythology of Gram Parsons' short life runs deep, but perhaps nothing is as enigmatic as the death of the 26-year-old king of Cosmic American Music, onetime Rolling Stones cohort and founding father of alt-country. On this day in 1973, Parsons headed...

2012

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Flying Burrito Brothers Bassist Chris Ethridge Dead at 65

April 23, 2012

Willie Nelson has confirmed in a tweet that Chris Ethridge, bassist for country rock icons the Flying Burrito Brothers as well as the Willie Nelson Family Band, has died at the age of 65. Ethridge collaborated with Gram Parsons on several projects including...

2011

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Emmylou Harris Pays Tribute to Gram Parsons on New Album

June 7, 2011

Emmylou Harris was an unknown singer in her early twenties when Gram Parsons saw her perform at a folk club in Washington, D.C. in 1971. "I was knocked out by her singing," he said later. He recruited her the following year to sing on 1973’s classic...

2006

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'Exile on Main St.' Track By Track

September 21, 2006

Rocks Off After Keith Richards fell asleep while overdubbing a guitar part, recording engineer Andy Johns called it a night, only to be dragged back at five in the morning so Richards could add another track. "Absolutely brilliant," says Johns. "He knew...

Album Review

The Complete Reprise Sessions

June 6, 2006

"In the early Seventies, when many people thought rock and country went together like cod and ice cream, Gram Parsons was proving them wrong with the melodic blend he liked to call ""cosmic American music."" As he said, ""I think pure country includes...

2004

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Gram Parsons Celebrated

August 19, 2004

Thirty years after Gram Parsons' death, old pals (Keith Richards), new disciples (Norah Jones) and alt-country luminaries (Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle) turned out at California's Santa Barbara Bowl and Universal Amphitheatre for Return to Sin City,...

1978

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Emmylou Harris: Whole-Wheat Honky-Tonk

February 23, 1978

Los Angeles — Dolly Parton had surprise in her eyes when she invited Emmylou Harris into Porter Wagoner's Fireside Studios in Nashville in the spring of '76 to listen to the final tapes for Dolly's All I Can Do album. See, Dolly had cut "Boulder...

1976

Album Review

Sleepless Nights

June 17, 1976
Not Rated

Sleepless Nights has been collected from two sources. Nine of the tracks come from early 1970 sessions in which the Flying Burrito Brothers, led by Gram Parsons, sought to record a nononsense country album, covering such standard fare as "Green, Green,...

1973

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Gram Parsons: The Mysterious Death - and Aftermath

October 25, 1973

JOSHUA TREE, CALIF. – One hundred and fifty-six miles east of Los Angeles, in the high desert country of Joshua Tree National Monument, a two-story tall outcrop of quartz monzonite, solidified perhaps 150 million years ago, casts a wide shadow alongside...

Album Review

Grievous Angel

March 1, 1973
Not Rated

Gram Parsons is an artist with a vision as unique and personal as those of Jagger-Richard, Ray Davies, or any of the other celebrated figures. Parsons may not have gone to the gate as often as the others, but when he has he's been strikingly consistent...

Album Review

GP

March 1, 1973
Not Rated

Gram Parsons is an artist with a vision as unique and personal as those of Jagger-Richard, Ray Davies, or any of the other celebrated figures. Parsons may not have gone to the gate as often as the others, but when he has he's been strikingly consistent...

1970

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Stones' New Single to be Called 'Wild Horses'

March 19, 1970

Superstar flashes: In all probability the next Rolling Stones single will be a new Jagger-Richards number called "Wild Horses." An eight-track tape of it is now at A&M studios in Hollywood, so Gram Parsons and two of his Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman...

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