Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell
Emmylou Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years and includes 12 Grammy© Awards and a Billboard Century Award. 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.
Rodney Crowell's songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough, Diamonds and Dirt, generated five #1 singles and a Grammy© Award for the song "After All This Time." In 2012, Crowell released KIN: Songs By Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell, which made its debut at #1 on the Americana and Country Rock album chart. His honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Richard Thompson's latest album, Electric, comes in what is arguably his most creatively productive period in a career that stretches back some 45 years, back to his emergence as a teen guitarist and songwriter with the groundbreaking Fairport Convention-the band that essentially invented the term "English folk-rock." His dozens of albums have been consistently high on critics' polls, and his guitar skills have earned him a Top 20 spot on Rolling Stone's list of Best Guitarists of All Time. Richard Thompson's many facets only seem to get more, well, multifaceted.
With a mission of presenting one-of-a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has "something for everyone," hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has twice been listed as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.
What's up next at DPAC? Legendary Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams (Jan 24) followed by superstar comedienne and Emmy©-winning talk show host Whoopi Goldberg (Jan 25).
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