Saturday, August 04, 2012

And then there was the time Emmylou Harris wore a sparkly cowgirl hat

From the album of the same name.  By the way, it is, hands down, my favorite Emmylou album of all time.  One musical gem after another.  Standouts include a stirring "Beneath Still Waters" and a heartbreaking "Rough and Rocky."  If I were told I'd have to give up all of my Emmylou CD's but one, this is the one I would pick.  (Although I would kick and scream and hold my breath in hopes of getting to keep Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town as well.  It'd be worth a shot.)

But then what would I do about Roses in the Snow?  Oh dear.  I guess I'd better not ever let myself get put in that position, huh?

But, seriously, if you're new to Emmylou, I think Blue Kentucky Girl would be a great place to start exploring the work of this most wonderfully sublime performer.

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

I have this album on vinyl; haven't played it in years.