This year, AmericanaFest, the annual Nashville conference and concert series celebrating American music, heads north for a series of special shows in New York City. Dubbed AmericanaFest NYC, the concerts kick off tonight with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, streaming live here at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Harris/Crowell showcase also features Texas singer-songwriter Robert Ellis, who released the eclectic Lights From the Chemical Plant this year. Hosted by Laura Cantrell, the performances, presented in association with the Americana Music Association, continue throughout the week. The Campbell Brothers and Cassandra Wilson play on August 8th, while Rosanne Cash, the Lone Bellow and Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale conclude the series on August 9th.
Harris and Crowell's joint album Old Yellow Moon was named Album of the Year at last year's Americana Honors & Awards. This year's ceremony is slated for September 17th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.