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January 6, 1999 | RANDY LEWIS
What's the difference between a country artist and a contemporary folk artist? Ka-CHING! Superb albums by Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams got nominations on Tuesday, but in the contemporary folk rather than the country album category, which was handed over to releases that made cash registers sing all year long. The lesson: If it sells, it's country; if it doesn't, it's folk.
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NEWS
October 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris brought their country hits to the nation's capital, hoping to pressure political leaders to ban land mines and generate awareness about the needs of victims. The Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation sponsored the concert to aid the Campaign for a Landmine Free World at Constitution Hall. Almost a year ago, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, an effort financed by the veterans foundation, received the Nobel Peace Prize.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1998 | MARC WEINGARTEN
Emmylou Harris' concert at the El Rey Theatre on Thursday was a benefit to raise funds and awareness for land-mine eradication, so the singer was determined to make the evening something special. "Hope you don't mind if we play for a little while," she told the crowd at the start of her set, and for nearly 2 1/2 hours Harris and her band Spyboy trekked through her 25-year career and delivered a riveting, emotionally resonant performance.
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June 21, 1997 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emmylou Harris picks pickers the way a Wall Street Midas picks stocks. For more than 20 years, the acclaimed country singer's recording and touring bands have reflected her stylistic diversity and her knack for attracting blue-chip talent. Harris has employed bluegrass aces--among them Sam Bush and Al Perkins of her early-'90s band, the Nash Ramblers--and twangy roots-rock guitar heroes, including James Burton and Albert Lee.
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November 10, 1996 | Robert Hilburn, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
After first hearing Emmylou Harris' voice in the mid-'70s, a playful Johnny Cash wondered if he hadn't dreamed the whole thing. It was, he recalled, like listening to an angel. Bob Dylan was so enthralled around the same time by the loveliness of Harris' tender soprano that she ended up singing with him on his next album.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1996 | ROBERT HILBURN
One of the true A artists of the modern pop era, Emmylou Harris would sound good even if she were backed by the Sex Pistols--though let's hope she never tries it. The soulful country-accented singer, who appeared at the Ventura Theatre on Thursday, is pushing the envelope far enough with the Daniel Lanois Sound. Lanois' moody, percussion-heavy, highly atmospheric style has been employed expertly on his own albums and those he has produced for U2 and Bob Dylan.
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April 12, 1996 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even when Emmylou Harris was a fixture on the country charts for a decade starting in 1975, her music was marked by an uncommon sense of adventure--not to mention a voice as pure and true as any that ever came through the Nashville pipeline. Since falling from favor with country radio, Harris has lived the life of the self-sustaining cult artist, following her instincts and becoming a role model of independence for virtually everyone of worth in country music after her.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 1996 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even when Emmylou Harris was a fixture on the country charts for a decade starting in 1975, her music was marked by an uncommon sense of adventure--not to mention a voice as pure and true as any that ever came through the Nashville pipeline. Since falling from favor with country radio, Harris has lived the life of the self-sustaining cult artist, following her instincts and becoming a role model of independence for virtually everyone of worth in country music after her.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1996 | Michael McCall, Michael McCall is a free-lance writer based in Nashville
Three women commanded Nashville's attention during 1995, and their stories represent the spectrum of conflict, and the glint of optimism currently spreading through the city's country music industry. They couldn't be more different: * Shania Twain. She's a Canadian singer whose upbeat, pop-influenced songs provided country music with its biggest commercial breakthrough in 1995. Her "Woman in Me" album sold nearly 2.
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October 30, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
You usually know that it's time for a concert to start when the stage crew finishes checking the last of the microphones. Not so at Neil Young's acoustic Bridge School concerts at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. One sign of the warmth and informality of the star-studded event is that no one expects anything to begin until the final wheelchair is rolled on stage.
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