The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 14, 2013

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell coming to Bucknell

The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will perform at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

Tickets are currently on sale, but are “very limited,” a university spokeswoman said today. The performance is part of Bucknell University’s Homecoming festivities and is sponsored, in part, by WXPN.

Harris and Crowell are touring in support of their new collaborative album, “Old Yellow Moon,” which was released on Nonesuch Records in February 2013.

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.

Produced by Brian Ahern, “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 world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan, Vince Gill and Bill Payne, as well as members of the original Hot Band.

“Old Yellow Moon” is the follow up to Harris’ acclaimed 2011 release, “Hard Bargain,” which debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart. Associated Press called it “gorgeous” and said Harris’ “silvery soprano is in fine form,” while USA Today called it “exquisite … her unmistakable soprano, at once grainy and ethereal, still wraps itself around a lyric with an angel’s delicate warmth.”