Across the Blue Ridge #42 - Emmylou Harris on tour to help refugees

Across the Blue Ridge #42 - Emmylou Harris on tour to help refugees

3:00pm Oct 14, 2016
Emmylou Harris is on tour helping raise awareness of the plight of refugees – and helping raise money to educate refugees.
Bob Carmichael, emmylouharris.com

Country music star Emmylou Harris isn’t focused solely on her art, as many musicians are. She’s demonstrated a deep social conscience throughout her career, and in her life offstage. This fall she’s touring to raise awareness of the plight of refugees as people flee conflict and hunger in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere. She also wants to raise money to educate a record number of refugees through the Jesuit Refugee Service. We find out more about this tour, which transmits echoes of her 1990s tour to help rid southeast Asia of landmines following the Vietnam war. Also on this week’s show, our reliable selection of great old time, bluegrass, country and gospel music. This time around we hear from some banjo songsters; from Jerry Douglas; Bruce Molsky and Allison de Groot; and the ethereal-sounding Kentucky banjo player Morgan Sexton, among others. 

Episode 42 Playlist

  1. Big Eyed Rabbit
    New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters
    Bogtrotter Blues
     
  2. Old Sledge
    Ernie Carpenter
    Old Time Tunes from the Elk River Country Disc 1
     
  3. Elk River Blues
    Ernie Carpenter
    Old Time Tunes from the Elk River Country Disc 1
     
  4. Greenback Dollar
    Tom Ashley
    Greenback Dollar
     
  5. Trouble In Mind
    Roscoe Holcomb
    The High Lonesome Sound
     
  6. Old Blue
    Dink Roberts
    Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina & Virginia
     
  7. Whoa Mule
    John Will Vipperman
    WPAQ The Voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains
     
  8. Break 1 - Old Bunch of Keys
    Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham
    Stay All Night
     
  9. Orphan Girl
    Emmylou Harris
    Heartaches & Highways 
     
  10. Lost Unto This World
    Emmylou Harris
    Stumble Into Grace
     
  11. Cup of Kindness
    Emmylou Harris
    Stumble Into Grace
     
  12. There Is A Fountain
    Will Keys
    A Banjo Original
     
  13. Break 2 - K.C. Stomp
    Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
     
  14. Things In Life
    Jerry Douglas
    Restless On The Farm
     
  15. Big Sandy
    Walt Koken
    Banjonique
     
  16. Barlow Knife
    Molsky's Mountain Drifters
    Molsky's Mountain Drifters
     
  17. Cold Icy Floor
    Fields & Wade Ward
    Recorded in Galax, VA
     
  18. Old East Virginia
    Morgan Sexton
    Shady Grove