Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell add tour dates

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After performing in Boston last month, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have added a slate of summer shows to their itinerary. Continuing to promote their joint release, Old Yellow Moon, the legendary singer-songwriters will return to Massachusetts in July for shows in Hyannis and Lowell.

Harris and Crowell’s first summertime show in Massachusetts will take place at Hyannis’ Cape Cod Melody Tent on Sunday, July 14. Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through eTix for $45.25 and $65.25.

Following the show on Cape Cod, Harris and Crowell will perform at Boarding House Park in downtown Lowell as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series on Thursday, July 18. Tickets for the show are now on sale through the venue’s website for the advance price of $48.

Recorded in Nashville and produced by Brian Ahern (Johnny Cash, George Jones), Old Yellow Moon is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. In addition to Harris and Crowell, the album features special guests Vince Gill, Bill Payne and Stuart Duncan, as well as members of the original Hot Band. The 12-track duets album features four songs written by Crowell as well as interpretations of songs such as Hank DeVito’s “Hanging Up My Heart”, Roger Miller’s “Invitation to the Blues” and Allen Reynolds’ “Dreaming My Dreams”, among others.

“I first heard Rodney on a demo tape in 1974 and knew immediately from his voice and lyrics he had the right stuff,” recalled Harris in a press release. “We met soon after, becoming band-mates in the Hot Band and starting a friendship that has continued and grown over the years. I always hoped we would someday do this record, and now I can finally cross it off my bucket list!”

Crowell added, “The record’s overall tone calls to mind that Southern California blend of country music and rock and roll pioneered by Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and, of course, Emmylou and The Hot Band.”

Harris’ last studio release was 2011’s Hard Bargain. Last year, Crowell released KIN: Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell.

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