Going to see Emmylou Harris at the Meyerhoff tonight?
I am. I've never seen her before, and I'm pumped.
Personal confession: I have choked back tears listening to her song "Red Dirt Girl." I am from a place like Meridian, and know men and women who are very much like the main character in the song.
This song makes me very sad, and I've had to turn it off on several occasions because I can't bear to hear it. But when I listen to it all the way through, I feel better.
God, what a song:
And the stars might fall on Alabama
But one of these days I'm going to swing
my hammer down
Away from this red dirt town
I'm gonna make a joyful sound.
And and and, tonight's show is in support of the Mammojam Music Festival, which raises support and awareness of breast cancer detection and treatment. Get your tickets here. But wait, there's more ...
If you recall, I hosted a special Mammojam edition of Baltimore Unsigned. It was a free show, and we had about 125 people show up. Here's a video from that show, of the Grilled Lincolns doing Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On."
(Stock photo of Ms. Harris)