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Watch the Court Yard Hounds Perform Live

Band will perform and chat with fans on RollingStone.com Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET

December 6, 2010 5:30 PM ET

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The Court Yard Hounds — featuring Martie Maguire and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks — will be giving a live performance Tuesday that will be broadcast live on RollingStone.com.

Photos: Random Notes

The livestream will include a full-band performance live from Maguire's studio in Austin, Texas, featuring tracks from the group's self-titled debut LP — and maybe some surprise guests. After the set, Martie and Emily will chat with fans for 20 minutes or so, answering questions that are submitted online.

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