Win Tickets ($79): Grammy Winners Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Folk, Country, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grammy Winners Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts on July 31 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, July 31 .

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From our sponsors:
EmmyLou & Rodney CrowellEmmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell + Noah Gundersen
July 31, 2015
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $39.50 – $99.50 | All Ages

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts are presented by the Oregon College Savings Plan and Banfield Pet Hospital.

Emmylou Harris
A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 192015 oregon zoo summer concerts, Emmylou Harris, Emmylou Harris portland, Emmylou Harris Oregon zoo, Rodney Crowell, Rodney Crowell portland, Rodney Crowell Oregon zoo, portland 2015 events, portland Emmylou Harris, portland events, portland july events, portland Mavis Staples, portland music events, portland outdoor summer concerts, portland Rodney Crowell, portland oregon zoo summer concerts, portland zoo tunes, Oregon zoo, Oregon zoo Emmylou Harris, Oregon zoo music, Oregon zoo Rodney Crowell, oregon zoo summer concerts, oregon zoo summer concerts, oregon zoo summer concerts 2015, oregon zoo summer concerts portland70s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records and garnering 13 Grammy Awards (this year she and Rodney Crowell won the Grammy for “Best Americana album”), three CMA Awards, and two Americana Awards.

Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music. She has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and most recently Rodney Crowell. Few artists have achieved such honesty or have revealed such maturity in their writing. Forty years into her career, Harris continues to share the hard-earned wisdom that—hopefully if not inevitably—comes with getting older, though she’s never stopped looking ahead.

A longtime social activist, Harris has lent her voice to many causes. She has performed at Lilith Fair, helping promote feminism in music and organizing several benefit tours to support the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. Harris is also an avid supporter of animal rights and is actively involved in Bonaparte’s Retreat, the dog rescue organization that she founded.

Rodney Crowell
In 2010, Rodney Crowell took a notion. He called up most of the band that had played with him on his 1988 commercial breakthrough album Diamonds & Dirt and got them together in a recording studio. Here it was, two decades later. Bass player Michael Rhodes, drummer Eddie Bayers and guitarist Steuart Smith had become Nashville session royalty. Crowell had become one of the most admired songwriter/artists in America. But even they don’t often take the opportunity to record like this. In a circle, facing one another and truly hearing one another, with no headphones or glass walls to separate them, they cut live as a band, with the honesty and no-fixes spontaneity of the records that first inspired all of them as teenagers.

eCrowell and his old friends laid down a lot of great music in a timeless rocking country vein, but before a full album’s worth of material was finished, other projects intervened. Crowell made the album Kin with his literary confidant, author Mary Karr, and a host of top roots and pop vocalists. Then came Old Yellow Moon with lifelong friend Emmylou Harris, which led to a triumphant tour and a Grammy win for Best Americana Album. But eventually, that unfinished project beckoned, and after the band regrouped and it was all pulled together, Crowell realized he had something special. He’s called it Tarpaper Sky, an allusion to the rickety house with a bad roof in which he spent much of his Houston childhood.

And suddenly here he is – 63 years old – coming off two acclaimed projects, singing with the depth and nuance to which he’s always aspired and writing with his trademark blend of literary precision and plainspoken country soul. Crowell is a multi-Grammy winner, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the recipient of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. His songs have been covered and performed by an eminent group of musicians, including Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Etta James, George Strait, Royksopp, Tim McGraw and Bob Seger. Yet he’s taken his place among America’s greatest songwriters not with laurels and banquets but with excellent new work.

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38 Responses to Win Tickets ($79): Grammy Winners Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell @ Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts | Folk, Country, Rock

  1. Kathy Oravec July 29, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Interested in tickets!

    • Sangay Dorjee July 30, 2015 at 3:33 am #

      I am a country song fan.

  2. Geoff July 29, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

    My girlfriend and I just moved to Portland and would love to see what fun the PDX has to offer!

  3. Emily Gorgol July 29, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert! What a way to start with emmylou!

  4. Lauryl July 29, 2015 at 11:13 pm #

    This would be so fun, I would love to go!

    • Sangay Dorjee July 30, 2015 at 3:35 am #

      You bet ! Great weather on concert night.

  5. Sangay Dorjee July 30, 2015 at 3:23 am #

    I really like their songs and wanted to see them sing live!

  6. Chris July 30, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    I’ll be your Emmylou and I’ll be your June
    If you’ll be my Gram and my Johnny too

  7. Tracy July 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    such great talent! It would be such a great night for me and my hubby!

  8. Chrysallis July 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    I’ve grown up with Emmylou and watched her evolve as an amazing musician who has influenced so many artists and fans. She is probably one of the most unique artists of her time. I only saw her live once at Hardly Strictly in San Fran, in ’14 and would love to see her again with Rodney C. — a duo I have never imagined I would see perform. Also, my boyfriend and I love to sing and play the tunes she did with Gram Parsons – the ultimate duo!!!

  9. Brenda July 30, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    We love country music. I grew up listening to Emmylou! It would be a big treat to see both her and Rodney here in Portland.

  10. Jeana July 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    Huge fan! Winning tickets would be amazing!

  11. Michael Mann July 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of Emmylou since Gram Parsons days but have never seen her live. And opening act Noah Gunderson is fantastic – seen him twice now. This will be a great show and I’d love to take my wife on a zoo concert date.

  12. Stephanie July 30, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    My Mom loves Emmylou – didn’t even know she still toured #momdate

  13. Jason July 30, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    Country doesn’t get any classier than Emmylou – would love to see her and Rodney at the zoo!

  14. Julie July 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    Because they are the inspiration for many of First Aid Kits songs. They’re a Swedish sister duo with amazing songs. I would love to see her perform, such an icon! <3

  15. Ditty Nicolaides July 30, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    Please! Please! Please!

  16. Michael July 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    OMG this show would be the best show ever.

  17. rurh parvin July 30, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    I have never heard Emmy Lou Harris live. However, having read several articles about her, I have come to admire her as a woman and as a singer. I would love to hear her in the out doors with an audience of her fans.

  18. Melody July 30, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    I haven’t seen Emmylou in years and there’s no better venue than the zoo on a warm summer weekend!

  19. Lizzie July 30, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    Emmylou is my hero but I’ve never seen her live. Paired with Noah Gundersen, WHAT A LINEUP! Please choose me for these tickets :)

  20. Andelain Pierce July 30, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  21. Robert Wild July 30, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    Emimy Lu Harris is an Icon in Country music. Her roots go back to a time when country music was a sound from the grassroots people that created it. Her new album with Rodney is classic at its best! She’s had a great influence in my life and has made me a forever country fan and music lover. Would like nothing better to see her live!! Wish her much success and more well deserved awards!! Go Emmy Lou!!!!

  22. Roger Dodger July 30, 2015 at 5:06 pm #


  23. Emily July 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

    This sounds delightful!

  24. Lisa July 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    It would be awesome to go and listen at the zoo. Never been!

  25. J H July 30, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

    Look, I’m not really The Travelling Kind, I’ve never been to any Higher Mountains, I got No Memories Hanging Round, you might say I’ve got The Weight Of The World on my shoulders but You Can’t Say We DIdn’t Try. I Just Wanted To See You So Bad that I thought I’d try commenting on this giveaway so I can Bring It On Home To Memphis.

  26. Kimi July 30, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    I love that lady!

  27. Ron T July 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    To think that I, me, have a chance of winning tickets to an event featuring music by
    folks who know how to produce it. Yee-hah. I’d love to go. Please pick me.

  28. Teresa July 30, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    Love concerts at the Zoo!

  29. Shelly Wilkerson July 30, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    A great zoo and would love to experience a concert there!

  30. Kimmi July 31, 2015 at 12:07 am #

    What an awesomely cool concert on a hot Portland day!

  31. Sandy R July 31, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    My father-in-law is a HUGE fan, and his birthday is this weekend, what a great gift to give!!

  32. Brad July 31, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    Zoo concerts are awesome

  33. jessi July 31, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    I would love love to win tickets!

  34. Jack July 31, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    yes, please!

  35. david July 31, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    love me some emmylou!

  36. Brynda Johnstone August 2, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    Hi. I just know that if I see this concert my life will open up in ways I’ve never considered before. I hear the man of my dreams calling to me from the crowd!

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