So I've been sitting in front of this damn screen most of the day and was checking out the sites I usually read before I headed to bed when I cam across this via Crooks and Liars.
As far as I'm concerned Emmylou Harris can do no wrong. Wrecking Ball is, in a word, one of the greatest records of the past fifteen years, combining the ethereal sound of early U2 (courtesy of Daniel Lanois, who was instrumental to that sound) with Emmy's timeless voice. It also sparked a career renaissance that saw her become a songwriter in her fifties. This song, from the follow Up Red Dirt Girl, shows off her vocal chops and the lean playing of her backing band Spyboy.
Bonus: she makes gray hair sexy. Is there any wonder I named my dog after her?