Tape Date: July 18, 2012
E-Chievement Award: Theresa Strader
eTown partners with AEG and returns to the fabulous Red Rocks Amphitheater to tape another great episode of the
internationally-syndicated radio variety program.
EMMYLOU HARRIS & HER RED DIRT BOYS / STEVE MARTIN & THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS / ARLO GUTHRIE
live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
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ABOUT EMMYLOU HARRIS & HER RED DIRT BOYS
A twelve-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Blessed with a crystalline voice, a remarkable gift for phrasing, and a restless creative spirit, she traveled a singular artistic path. With the exception of only Neil Young — not surprisingly an occasional collaborator — no other mainstream star established a similarly large body of work as consistently iconoclastic, eclectic, or daring; even more than three decades into her career, Harris’ latter-day music remained as heartfelt, visionary, and vital as her earliest recordings. Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. On Hard Bargain, her third Nonesuch disc, she offers 11 original songs—three of them co-written with Grammy– and Oscar–winning composer Will Jennings—that touch on the autobiographical while reaching for the universal.
ABOUT STEVE MARTIN & THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS
In the roughly three years since Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers have been touring together they have delighted audiences at Bonnaroo, New Orleans’ Jazzfest and The Newport Folk Festival to name a few. They’ve embarked on four widely acclaimed tours with critics such as The Orange County Register noting “what’s so heartening and wonderful to see is Steve Martin back on stage, doing both things he does best – playing banjo and being funny.” Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers’ latest album Rare Bird Alert debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart and at #43 on the Billboard Top 200. The album was nominated for a Grammy® for “Best Bluegrass Album” and features 13 new Martin-penned tracks, including a live version of “King Tut,” and special guest vocals from Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks. Martin co-wrote two songs from the album with the Steep Canyon Rangers. Rare Bird Alert was produced by Tony Trischka and released on Rounder Records. Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers were named ‘Entertainer of the Year’ at the 2011 International Bluegrass Association Awards.
ABOUT ARLO GUTHRIE
is an American folk singer. Like his deceased father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo is known for singing songs of protest against social injustice. One of Guthrie’s better-known works is “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”, a satirical talking blues song about 18 minutes in length. Over the last four decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances.
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Reserved Seating: Rows 2-50 General Admission: 51-69