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WFUV at SXSW: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

by Laura Fedele

There’s some deep history behind all this. In 1975, Emmylou Harris (@SoEmmylouHarris) released her major-label debut, Pieces of the Sky, and Warner Bros. Records said they’d record her if she’d "get a hot band." Emmylou had already done one of Rodney Crowell's songs, and she asked him to go out on the road; thus they formed the duet partnership at the center of The Hot Band.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell - Words and Music - 2013

by Rita Houston
Rita Houston with Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, photo by Daniel Gorman

Americana luminaries Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been making music fans swoon for decades now with their undeniable talents. But for all of the songs they've sung - together and apart - they've never put out a duet album, until now. Not surprisingly, it's a beauty. Called Old Yellow Moon, the album features an eclectic list of songs, with standards and new standards side by side, and we were lucky enough to have Emmylou and Rodney perform some of them live in Studio A.

WFUV at SXSW: Live Showcase for 2013

by WFUV Staff

Tune in Friday, March 15 from 1-7pm for our live show from the SXSW Day Stage: Charles Bradley, Dawes, Divine Fits, Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Pickwick and Vampire Weekend.

This year we're working together with some of our favorite public radio stations and calling the show "Public Radio Rocks." ('Cause it does.)

New Music Monday Has An Eclectic New Mix

by John Stein
Photo of Prince via his website

Prince- “Screwdriver”

Here we have some great, throwback style Prince. He kills it with some strong guitar and hands-off sounding production. Prince is the ultimate alternative pop star and here he cements that position.

Jose James- No Beginning No End

James combines jazz and hip hop in a totally relaxed way. He makes everything sound smooth, so obviously it’s incredibly hard to dislike this new record.

Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr - Words and Music - 2012

by John Platt

Celebrated songwriter Rodney Crowell and award-winning poet and author Mary Karr grew up only 16 miles and 5 years apart in the gritty East Texas of the early 50s. Now they've co-written an amazing new album called Kin—featuring star vocalists and producer Joe Henry—and it recently brought Rodney and Mary to FUV for some live tunes and fascinating conversation.

WFUV Pop Quiz: Rodney Crowell

by Laura Fedele
Alan Messer

Long before he became a Grammy winning songwriter and member of Emmylou Harris' Hot Band, Rodney Crowell was introduced to music by his father. He also experienced the unpredictable fireworks of his parents' marriage. He's recounted his childhood experiences in autobiographical albums like The Houston Kid and now a memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. In a recent visit to WFUV with John Platt he shared some more personal insights in The WFUV Pop Quiz.

Aside from gear, instruments or your band, you don't go on the road without?

Rodney Crowell - Words and Music- 2011

by John Platt
Rodney Crowell's strength as a storyteller has long been showcased in his songs. Now he tells his own story in the memoir 'Chinaberry Sidewalks.' Rodney also shared some of the tale (and a few of his songs) in a recent Studio A session with FUV's John Platt. [3/15/11]