So, remember that conversation about country music we had a while back? It got me to recalling my country music days, which began with my parents and lasted until I got introduced to heavy metal. I don’t listen to much anymore, but after that post and the discussion around it, I began trying to recall the names of female country singers I’d loved. And Emmylou Harris came to mind.
She got a lot of play on the country stations my parents listened to, although she wasn’t strictly country. Turns out she’s still recording new music. And she’s a feminist! I love finding out that people I admired as a kid are people I can admire even more as an adult.
So here’s a little song for Saturday, a rather haunting ballad that shows an artist with serious musical chops, who can take a very simple melody and turn it in to something extraordinary.