Acoustic Flashbacks: A harmonious chat with Emmylou Harris in 2004
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Acoustic Flashbacks: A harmonious chat with Emmylou Harris in 2004

By JOHN LEHNDORFF (Rocky Mountain News, Aug. 27, 2004) During a 30-year music career spanning her discovery by Gram Parsons to gold-selling solo CDs to shining moments on the O Brother soundtrack, Emmylou Harris has happily basked in the spotlight as a bona fide star. The thing is, she’d really rather be simply harmonizing. At … Continue reading

Acousticity: It’s almost sunset for Telluride’s Fred Shellman Memorial Stage
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Acousticity: It’s almost sunset for Telluride’s Fred Shellman Memorial Stage

Phases and stages: After 42 years of Festivation it’s time for a new stage for Telluride’s Town Park By John Lehndorff (This story will appear in the Festival Guide at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Festival with archival photos) Sometime this autumn after the final festival of the year in Telluride, theFred Shellman Memorial Stage in Town … Continue reading

Acousticity:  A blog about the music that matters to me
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Acousticity:  A blog about the music that matters to me

By JOHN LEHNDORFF (April 28, 2015) I grew up long ago under the auspices of Pete Seeger and Johann Sebastian Bach. I listened to Cream upstairs while Dad played with his string quartet downstairs. I thought every kid got to go see Leonard Bernstein. My brother Pete wrote funny modern folk songs. My brother Paul … Continue reading