Originally Posted by MadMartigan69
....I had never heard Emmylou Harris until now. May have to pickup a few albums after this.
Emmylou Harris, wow! Much loved; probably much underappreciated and a real sweetheart.
There's been so much great Emmylou Harris stuff over the years that it's hard to know what to pick out. It actually seems to have gotten to the point that no singer's career is complete, or truly legitimized, unless they have harmonized with her.
While, she has continued to improve, the beginning seems like an excellent place to start; spotlighting, as it does, the emergence of the (then revolutionary) genre of country rock (The importance of Emmylou's voice in the creation of country rock cannot be overstated.) and perhaps the rock era's first tragic love story.How Did You Meet Emmylou Harris
Gram & Emmylou - Six Days on the Road, Bony Maronie & more
Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris - Return of a Grievous Angel
Just in case there could be some who might think this is what traditional country music used to sound like. Far from it! The traditional country establishment hated this stuff with a passion and thought it was an ugly and almost blasphemous miss treatment of their musical history and miss use of their cultural imagery. (there was a lot of stuff going on at that time.).