Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Tonight @ Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.
For an artist who has made a career out of being a backup vocalist for superstars like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris sure knows how to stand out. Her solo forays include hits on both the pop and country charts; her collaboration with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, 1987's landmark Trio album, earned her a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. In April she released her 26th album, Hard Bargain, which includes songs she wrote about the late songwriters Gram Parsons and Kate McGarrigle, two of the many musicians she has collaborated with since the 1970s.