Freitag, 20. Januar 2012
16:50 Christian Lamitschka No comments
Emmylou Harris celebrates 20 years with Opry
A 99-year-old building, where worries about hazards were such that sitting in or underneath the balcony was disallowed.
“I wish I could remember more about it,” she says, though she remembers practically nothing. Significant emotion tends to make folks either recall the detailed entirety of an occasion or lump the whole thing into mush. With Harris, it’s mush. Beloved mush, but mush nonetheless.
“It’s a way of describing the feeling you get when you walk into the old Ryman building,” she explained. “It comes from those many, many nights of all those waltzes and shuffles being played, and all those people having their hearts touched by the music.”
These days, the Opry is held at the Ryman during winter months. And the Ryman is a favorite venue of , , , and many others. All that is thanks in no small part to Harris, who championed the Ryman at a time when others scuffled past on their way to the bookstore.
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