Friday, June 1, 2007

My Gram Parsons project, part II

Version 2 with Emmylou as beautiful as ever! A very young Emmylou is also singing with Gram in version one.

In case you didn't catch it, the song is about home and coming home.


  1. Very cool! What was the name of that tune? My favorite of the two, was the older version. Really enjoyed the old photos and video clips.

    Its fun to see Emmylou keep going strong. She was a favorite of mine back…well, I had her albums "Pieces of the Sky" and "Luxury Liner". (It's so long ago, I had to go and look those up). My daughter and son-in-law recently shared some tunes with me from an album of Emmylou with Mark Knopfler, of Dire Straits. If you like Emmylou, I think you'd enjoy it. I like them both, so it's a treat to hear them together. Good stuff!



    Happy Friday!


  2. The title of the song is Grievious Angel. I, too, prefer the The Flying Burrito Brothers' version, but still love Emmylou's West 54th St performance. Everytime she looked over at Ryan Adams I know she was wishing, maybe even hoping, to see Gram. Anyway, the original is cheekier and not as heavy, yet it is still expressive of Gram's difficulties and, despite his troubles, his faith. As to last week's Love Hurts, featuring Keith Richards and Norah Jones, a good, but not great version of a beautiful song. I am not a big Stones fan, but I am a big Norah Jones fan, plus Keith Richards seems a bit leacherous, but the duet is still nice.

    I love Emmylou more than I can say. Stay tuned, as the finale to My Gram Parsons project will feature her once again. Whiskeytown, sans Emmylou, will be next week's feature.

    On New Year's Eve, my wife and I, after getting the kids to bed, listened to Garrison Keillor's show live from the Grand Ol' Opry, which made me miss my dearly departed Grandma all the more. Anyway, Emmylou was heavily featured. She is a remarkable musician and person.