Emmylou Harris, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Emmylou Harris

“The first record that I bought was ‘Blueberry Hill’ by Fats Domino, but it was a gift for my brother.

When I really became a record purchaser was when the folk explosion started in the ’60s, so it was probably a Joan Baez album. I was really into Baez and Dylan, Ian & Sylvia and Tom Rush. And it was through them that I got turned onto the folk-blues records by people like Son House and Mance Lipscomb.

I really got turned on to music initially through folk music, but I really can’t think of the first record album that I ever bought.

That’s a great question, and I’m really sorry that I have no answer for you. Obviously, I’m trying to think of something extremely cool.”

Emmylou Harris leads her band the Red Dirt Boys into The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm on Sunday. The Low Anthem opens the show. Tix are $54.50, $59.50 and $74.50.

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