Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris

47th Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Saturday, January 27

at Hill Auditorium

Gold Circle & Platinum Pre-Sale: Oct 23–27
Member Pre-Sale: Nov 1 & 2
Public Sale: Nov 3



In Nashville they called her the conscience of country music, but there’s no label large enough to encompass Emmylou Harris. Over a career that’s entering its sixth decade, Emmylou has influenced musical movements from country-rock to the bluegrass revival to Americana, which she helped make into an ongoing genre with her remarkable 1995 album “Wrecking Ball.” In the 1970s and 1980s, Emmylou helped reenergize traditional country music with her crystalline, silvery voice. By now she’s something more: a singer who has realized the “Cosmic American Music” that was the dream of her onetime mentor, Gram Parsons. She has won 15 Grammy awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the Polar Music Prize, and she’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Emmylou has always had a deep bond with Ann Arbor audiences, and nobody who was at her 2002 Folk Festival headliner show will forget her rendition of “Imagine.” She’s released more than 30 albums, and there’s something fearless and true in nearly every one of them. Emmylou Harris is the Saturday night headliner for the 2024 Ann Arbor Folk Festival.