Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons on Crossroads

Emmylou Harris, revered folk singer-songwriter, and Mumford & Sons are teaming up this week for an episode of CMT Crossroads. The CMT show is famous for pairing various folk and country artists together for one superstar evening. Marcus Mumford has openly referred to Harris as a huge inspiration for their folk rock sound, and says, “I’m like an obsessive Emmylou Harris freak and I’m not ashamed” (CBS). Harris seems equally excited to play with Mumford & Sons, saying, “They’re making the banjo respectable, which is not an easy feat, and I’m so glad it’s finally happening.”

Mumford & Sons are certainly having an exciting week. Their second album, Babel, was released earlier in the week, as I’m sure you know. Performing with Emmylou Harris is certainly an incredible continuation of that week (though probably not as nerve-wracking as performing with Bob Dylan for the 2011 Grammy Awards).

The episode will air Thursday night on CMT.

By Anthony Cantone Heinze

If you liked this, check out:
Inside Mumford & Sons: Babel to Air on WERS
New Releases Tuesday

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> <iframe width="" height="" frameborder="" scrolling="" marginheight="" marginwidth="" src="">

Emerson College

To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]