Emmylou Harris

  • News

    May 22, 2013

    How undercover animal rights activists are winning the Ag-Gag war

    Behind the scenes of the death match between big agriculture and animal-rights supporters

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Willie Nelson is 80

    Willie Nelson neither looks nor seems 80 years old. This is an age reserved for, well, old people. The unhip, those not in-the-know, not totally with it. And yet, Willie turns 80 today. What's his secret? We doubt it's the weed -- sorry -- but think that it likely has more to do with his totally Z ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/17-4/23

    This week marks several musical events in the Twin Cities. Duluth folk-bluegrass stars Trampled by Turtles celebrate ten years with three sold out shows (Wednesday - Friday) at First Avenue/7th Street Entry. Saturday, April 20 marks a very special occasion that is celebrated internationally, that's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    SXSW 2013: A handy Minnesota music guide

    The South By Southwest Music Conference seems perfectly timed each year with the exact moment when bands and music fans from the North have reached their collective breaking points with the interminable winter months, and communally head down to Austin, Texas in a grand, musical migration. Despite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    The Ten Best Country Albums of 2012

    By Alan Scherstuhl This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or ... More >>

  • Music

    August 29, 2012
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    July 26, 2012

    Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson at the State Theatre, 7/25/12

    See also: Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson at Mystic Lake Casino, 2/27/11 Merle Haggard and the Strangers With Kris Kristofferson State Theatre, Minneapolis Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Talk about bang for your country music buck; seeing legends Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson share a singl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    John Prine at the Minnesota Zoo, 6/29/12

    John Prine With Willie Watson Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley Friday, June 29, 2012 With fans as passionate (read: intoxicated, borderline rabid) as his, it was perhaps a sin for John Prine to show up 40 minutes late to his own party as he did for his Minnesota Zoo appearance Friday night. Any regular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    R.I.P. Levon Helm

    Levon Helm, best known for his association with the Band, has just passed at the age of 71.Dear Friends, Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. Thank you fans and music lovers who have ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Ten songs on "Cowboy" Jack Clement's birthday

    Born in Whitehaven, Tennessee on this day in 1931, "Cowboy" Jack Clement's accolades as a prolific singer and songwriter, record and film producer, and television and radio host have been well-earned, with a career that spans over half a century and touches every nook and cranny of country music.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Top 10 sibling acts in country music history

    ​On this day in country music history - July 14, 1973 - Phil Everly threw a dang old fit, smashing his guitar after performing the song, "('Till) I Kissed You" and walking off the stage, effectively breaking up the Everly Brothers while performing at Buena Park, California's Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2011

    Rock the Garden 2011: Live blogging from the Walker Art Center

    Photos by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes frontman Josh Grier​Welcome to Rock the Garden 2011! There's a steady rain here right now, and all along the hillside in front of the stage there are brightly colored rain jackets and ponchos as far as the eye can see.Gimme Noise is set up in back of stage at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Rascall Flatts, Dale Watson, and the ghost of Gram Parsons

    Photo by Nikki MillerGram Parsons Memorial, located outside Room 8 of the Joshua Tree Inn​This morning, I'm drinking coffee outside a motel 28 hours southwest of Minneapolis, and two hours east of the L.A. freeways. The coffee's thin and weak, but I slept well in spite of an evening spent gett ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2010
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    September 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Rogue Valley CD-release at First Avenue, 8/13/10

    Photo by Steve Cohen​Rogue Valley are now officially halfway through their ambitious journey of releasing four albums in the span of 12 months, and what a journey it has been. Back in April they brought a grandiose and theatrical album release show to the Fitzgerald that even included a high schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Taylor Swift sells out Xcel

    Photo by Steve Cohen​ SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT. I'm worried for li'l Taylor Swift. Her last American tour sold out all across the board. In fact, she sold out Staples Center and Madison Square Garden in less than two minutes. This tour? Also sold out sold out sold out. Appears the next show wit ... More >>

  • Music

    March 3, 2010
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    January 21, 2009
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    April 7, 1999

    Holy Fool

    Vic Chesnutt goes AWOL, loses himself, and finds the missing and miserable soul of the South

  • Music

    August 26, 1998
  • News

    June 10, 1998

    Band Stand

    35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.

  • News

    August 20, 1997

    Musical Chairs

    Bands are overbooked. Fans are staying home. As the music scene splinters, who's left standing?

  • News

    January 24, 1996