Watch Emmylou Harris sang a beautiful cover of Steve Earle classic ‘Pilgrim‘ on Stephen Colbert last night
The iconic country/folk/bluegrass singer Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform the classic Steve Earle song ‘Pilgrim‘. A song she dedicated to the “over 65 million displaced persons around the world”.
Harris appeared on Stephen Colbert as part of her celebrations of the 25th anniversary of her live album Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers at The Ryman. The album was recorded at the Grand Ole Opry’s Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee back in 1992. An auditorium that, at that point, was so dilapidated it was barely ever used.
Emmylou Harris’s album did superbly well, however, and interest in the Ryman Auditorium was so strong afterwards it caused the building to get such a superb renovation it is today known as one of the world’s best concert venues.
Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers at The Ryman is one of three live albums Harris has released and was recently reissued. It is available on Amazon on CD, a 2-LP vinyl release, MP3 and streaming.
Watch Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys perform their cover of Earle’s ‘Pilgrim‘ last night in the video below. Known for her gorgeous interpretations of other composer’s works, as well as her own, Harris certainly does not disappoint here.