The Finger Lakes is being graced with the sounds EMMYLOU HARRIS and her Red Dirt Boys to the ski slopes of Greek Peak Resort this July 15th, 2011. Emmylou Harris has come to Ithaca NY at the State Theater a number of times. Her appearances continue to enchant audiences. The Finger Lakes Region is a large wine region of NY so come, and stay in a Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the flavors of the Finger Lakes wines and the music. Tickets for the event are ON SALE TODAY! They will include two options: General Admission SEATED for $45.00 and LAWN seats for $35.00. Tickets will be available without service charge at the State Theatre Box Office, located at 105 West State Street in Ithaca, Angry Mom Records on the Commons, and in person at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. They will also be available online at dansmallspresents.com or by calling 888-512-SHOW.
The last time she visited Ithaca NY, I could not get tickets. So I hung out downtown in the hopes to find tickets but was unsuccessful. After my evening, I drove home and noticed this local dive with tons of cars around. The next day, I found out that Emmylou had come to Trumansburg for a drink and another set. Something told me to stop but I didn’t. So her new album is named just for me, a Hard Bargain. It was so hard, I couldn’t find it. Hard Bargain came out April 26 on Nonesuch, is now available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store bundled with an exclusive manuscript lyric sheet of the album’s opening track, “The Road,” a number of which will be autographed by Harris. On “The Road,” Harris looks back on the formative time she spent with country/rock icon Gram Parsons at the beginning of her career.
In celebration of the album’s release, Harris will embark on a series of performances including a showcase at the 2011 SXSW Music and Media Conference in Austin this month as well as special intimate shows at the El Rey in Los Angeles on April 21 and the Bowery Ballroom in New York on April 26. Additionally, on April 27, Harris will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman. For more tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
Hard Bargain follows Harris’ acclaimed 2008 release, All I Intended to Be, which received widespread acclaim-Newsweek called it an album that “shows that Harris is still the stalwart songbird at the top of the roost.” The new album, which comprises 11 new songs by Harris as well as two covers, was produced by Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Patty Griffin). A deluxe edition of the album, which includes a DVD featuring six performances interspersed with interviews, will also be available and is available for pre-order.
A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou 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.
Don’t miss this opportunity like I did last time to see great talent in the Finger Lakes Region of NY nearby Ithaca NY with Emmylou Harris, July 15th. If you don’t get in, ask where the after party is!
Innkeeper Rose Hilbert
POB 95, 112 E. Main St.
Trumansburg, NY, 14886