Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have recorded Old Yellow Moon, a new album of duets to be released February 26, 2013. The 12-track project features four songs written by Rodney as well as covers of songs including “Hanging Up My Heart,” “Invitation to the Blues” and “Dreaming My Dreams.”
“I first heard Rodney on a demo tape in 1974 and knew immediately from his voice and lyrics he had the right stuff,” Emmylou said. “We met soon after, becoming band-mates in the Hot Band and starting a friendship that has continued and grown over the years. I always hoped we would someday do this record, and now I can finally cross it off my bucket list!”
“The record’s overall tone calls to mind that Southern California blend of country music and rock and roll pioneered by Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and, of course, Emmylou and The Hot Band,” Rodney added.
Produced by Brian Ahern, Old Yellow Moon is the first official collaboration between the pair since Rodney joined Emmylou’s Hot Band as a guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. It features world-renowned musicians such as Vince Gill, Stuart Duncan and Bill Payne as well as members of the original Hot band.
In support of the album, the pair will set out on a series of tour dates in Spring 2013 with more details to be announced soon. Old Yellow Moon is available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store and comes with a limited-edition autographed print of the artists along with an instant download of “Hanging Up My Heart.”