Honoring Emmylou Harris

Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mavis Staples, and Martina McBride are among the artists appearing in Washington, D.C, for one special evening to honor Emmylou Harris.

The title of the event says it all.  “The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration” is scheduled for DAR Constitution Hall Jan. 10.  The lineup also includes John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Trampled By Turtles, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Shawn Colvin, Shovels & Rope, Joan Baez, Sara Watkins, and The Milk Carton Kids.  Additional artists to be announced.

Along with the bevy of talent showing their love for Harris, the songstress herself will be on hand to perform numbers with various special guests.

Produced by Keith Wortman along with Harris’ manager Ken Levitan, the show is soooo big that it needs two music directors, namely Don Was and Buddy Miller.  Was and Wortman have collaborated on many projects honoring artists such as Johnny Cash, Gregg Allman and Levon Helm.

“Emmylou Harris and her songs have inspired music fans and musicians all over the world,” Was said.

“I have been blessed to be both a dear friend and music partner of Emmy’s, and look forward to an extraordinary night of music,” Miller added.

“I am privileged to produce a concert event of this magnitude that honors an artist as special and important as Emmylou Harris,” Wortman said.  “This will be one of those nights where every fan wishes they were in the building.”

No matter if you’re in the building or not, this won’t be an evening that vanishes into history as soon as the final notes fade.  The concert will be recorded for distribution on multiple platforms.

Photo: Jay Blakesberg
Warren Hellman Public Celebration, Great Highway, San Francisco, Calif.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. EST. Visit SongsOfEmmylou.com for more information.