Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Three Girls and Their Buddy

What a show! Here's the bit from the Carolina Performing Arts web site, with links to each of the performer's sites. I hope you'll visit. The Hall is a beautiful space, newly renovated, and these performers are always a pleasure to experience. Their genuine laughter while acknowledging the reality of sadness inherent in loss, the true joy of sound and song, deep rhythm and wide-open hearts, is well, a gift of life in itself. And what voices ... Thank you. They're also very funny. Nice light show, and I love Emmylou H's reference to the days when men pumped your gas and tuned your guitars. I'm hanging on by a thread, Patty G. said. The blue light came on. And what does Miss Liberty have in her left hand? I'll have to look that up.

The winner of 10 Grammy Awards during her 40-year career, Emmylou Harris was one of the first female performers to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary country music. Harris remains one of the genre's best songwriters and interpreters.

Three-time Grammy Award-winner Shawn Colvin achieved mass popularity in 1996 when "Sunny Came Home" became a Top 10 pop single. Since then, she has fully transcended into the folk-pop world with albums such as 2006's These Four Walls.

A country music luminary since 1992, Patty Griffin has penned songs performed by the Dixie Chicks, Harris, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler and others. Twice-nominated for Grammys, Griffin has become one of the genre's most gifted songwriters.

Considered one of the best guitarists in Nashville, Buddy Miller has become known as a skilled producer and songwriter. Miller has toured extensively with some of country music's biggest stars, including Steve Earle, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings.

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