Thirteen-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris will be performing at Memorial Hall on Nov. 8. This event is one of many by female artists this season through Carolina Performing Arts and is now sold out.
“She is a goddess,” said Michael Dawson, long-time Emmylou Harris fan.
The concert is part of her current tour and will begin at 8 p.m. Harris will be the sole performer at this event, along with her band.
Harris is known for having a unique style of music that is neither country nor folk, but something alternative in between, said Christina Rodriguez, associate director of marketing and communications at Carolina Performing Arts.
Harris’s upcoming performance is significant to the 15th anniversary of Carolina Performing Arts, which coincides with the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
“A lot of the programming really focuses on the creative leadership of women and features lots of performances by women who are known to be icons or rebels,” Rodriguez said. “Emmylou Harris is an amazing example of those, so we thought she really fit in perfectly.”
“She was a big part of the outlaw country scene,” said UNC student Andrew Hill. “It’s really cool how she is one of those people that are actually still alive.”
Many of Harris’s songs were made in remembrance of significant people in her life. She has written songs about her grandchild, the late-singer songwriter Kate McGarrigle and even her dog.
“I think she is a very genuine songwriter,” Hill said.