October 14, 2013

photo credit: David McClister
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell in sold out concert Oct. 26 at Weis Center

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By Kathryn Kopchik  

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Emmylou  Harris and Rodney Crowell will perform at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. This concert is SOLD OUT; to be placed on a wait list,  call 570-577-1000.

The performance is part of Bucknell University's Homecoming festivities and is sponsored, in part, by WXPN and the Bucknell Office of Alumni Relations.

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.

The Chicago Tribune says of the album, "'Old Yellow Moon' is an album that's smart from top to bottom. Harris and Crowell are hard-wired for good taste and seem constitutionally incapable of making a weak record."

"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."

About Emmylou Harris
A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, 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.

Time Out New York says of her, "There are legendary country singers, and then there's Emmylou: a breathtaking pinnacle of poise and elegance, and an artist who continues to innovate with every new release."

About Rodney Crowell
Crowell is a multi-Grammy-award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough "Diamonds and Dirt," generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song, "After All This Time." His critically acclaimed works "The Houston Kid," "Fate's Right Hand," "The Outsider" and "Sex and Gasoline" were followed by the 2010 release of his memoir, "Chinaberry Sidewalks." Earlier this year, Crowell released "KIN: Songs By Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell." The album made its debut at #1 on the Americana and Country Rock album chart and spent three weeks at #1 on the Americana album chart. His honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The Huffington Post says of Crowell, "...(he) is a romantic shriek inducer with lean rocking, wildly evolved songs of sensitivity that are equal parts rogue and poetic perfection."

Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors ages 62+, $20 for youth under 18, and $20 for non-Bucknell college students.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University bookstore in Lewisburg weekdays and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.; and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email at lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

The next performance in the Weis Center's 2013-14 Series is a free performance by the NY Theremin Society at the Campus Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are not required. This performance will feature five thereminists, including Rob Schwimmer, Dorit Chrysler, Scott Robinson, Llamano, and Cornelius Loy who will perform both original and traditional pieces inspired by 'horror' films (just in time for Halloween).

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to www.bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or www.facebook.com/WeisCenter