We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"back to harlan" --what a great olde timey mountain music piece. never heard it before. The McGarrigle sisters are sublime --as are the fiddlers. If you're an Emmy Lou fan, hear she is on the same song but solo --and really cutting loose, listen to her "Oh!" her way down the diatonic 'tween phrases.
That version of ''The Maker" --that is Daniel Lanois with Willie and Emmy lou --had never heard of him either --i was chasing dairy goats 24/7 during his heyday and skeered to listen to music --afraid the 'other world' would grab me and i'd lose my shelf-space --but it's his song. Here he is jamming on it --it gets ''so good it's stupid'' in the Don Imus phrase. then Dave Matthews has an unplugged version with ethereal guitar work by he and a sideman. good good good stuff.
oh mercy yes --that Waylon Jennings tribute has some just great harmony work. I guess my fave two part harmony wth Emmy Lou is this Townes Van Zandt song "If I Needed You", with Don Williams. they just meld divine, trading off front and back so deft and sweet it really does something to ya.
fantastic. and re Emmy Lou Harris, try this one, from 1998, with Willie Nelson, "The Maker". Dunno who the lead guitar is (Daniel Lanois?), but they have him up front and he takes it up into the clouds --esp in the coda. While Nelson goes in rough and deep, Harris just touches the thing like an angel --every touch so light and so perfect.