- 20 Mar 01
At 53, EMMYLOU HARRIS has finally taken up the pen and the result is one of her finest albums yet. SIOBHAN LONG journeys to New York to meet the reluctant songwriter.
It s a funny old rock n roll world. But the thing is, country s even funnier. Rock n roll likes its icons young n febrile, malleable as marla, boxed, catalogued and priced in less time than it takes to channel hop from one Barbie dolled station to another. Country, on the other hand, tends to opt for a more long-range stake in its trailblazers. Sure, there s still no shortage of soundbyte-friendly artists with a Nashville twang (the likes of Shelby Lynne and Shania Twain), but they still leave room for the seasoned roadsters who hit their prime long after their roots start showing.
Emmylou Harris Red Dirt Girl is in the shops now.