Emmylou Harris

One of the most respected, beloved and prolific voices in music, full stop. The inseparability of Emmylou Harris’ story from Gram Parsons’ story in country music is both unfortunate and fortunate. Unfortunate because the tragic ending to Gram’s story has been something Emmylou has had to live with (personally and professionally) for the entirety of her career. Fortunate, however, because if it hadn’t happened then we wouldn’t have Emmylou Harris’ fantastic voice in the genre.

Hear more about her in these episodes of the podcast.

CR011 Don Rich & Buck Owens, Part 2: Together Again

CR011 Don Rich & Buck Owens, Part 2: Together Again

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Words often fail to express the connection that can exist between two people. In the friendship of Don Rich and Buck Owens, our notions of reality itself may prove inadequate.

In another life, Don Rich may have been a star in his own right. In this life, he shared Buck Owens’ spotlight. Last week, we heard how they got there. This week, with spacetime as our stage, we trip backwards for more tour shenanigans, supernatural mysteries and, as always, great music. Our narrative pays special attention to The Carnegie Hall Concert album, what Hee Haw did for country music on television and innovations that Don Rich and Buck Owens brought to country music.

But don’t forget what else we learned last week. There is never such a thing as a happy ending. It’s going to hurt watching this one fall apart and we have to go there, too.

This episode is especially recommended for fans of metaphysics, banjo, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Tales from the Tour Bus, Easy Rider and Forensic Files.

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