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Emmylou

I have always loved Emmylou Harris, who has one of the most beautiful voices (and faces) in all of American music. I picked up my oldĀ Wrecking Ball CD the other day, an album she created with Daniel Lanois as the producer, a match made in music heaven. I hadn’t heard it in many years, and was stunned by the beauty. I couldn’t find the studio version of this tune on YouTube, but found this live performance. It does not have the aural complexity that the Lanois album version does, but Emmylou does her usual magic, distilling something ancient and deep in the American soul:

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