An interesting upcoming event:
BLACKBERRY FARM AND AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION PRESENTRODNEY CROWELL AND MARY GAUTHIER ON MARCH 24, 2012WALLAND, TN – Smoky Mountain luxury property and 62-room Relais & Châteaux resort, Blackberry Farm has again partnered with the Americana Music Association to bring a first-class musical experience to its guests on March 24, featuring renowned singer/songwriters Rodney Crowell and Mary Gauthier. These acclaimed musicians will be performing in the inspiring setting of Blackberry Farm, and the event will benefit the Americana Music Association.Grammy winner and Americana Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting recipient, Rodney Crowell, has also just completed production of a widely anticipated album with Emmylou Harris due out later this fall. His current project, KIN, is a collaborative work of songs with noted poet Mary Karr which features Norah Jones, Vince Gill, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris.Beloved Americana Singer / Songwriter Mary Gauthier has produced six groundbreaking albums and more than a dozen years of recording and touring experience around the world. Her CD’s and performances have garnered critical praise from Rolling Stone, NY Times, No Depression and recently from Bob Leftsetz who wrote, “(she) was positively staggering. Without intending to , she left Gaga in the dust.”Situated on 9,200 acres, the renowned Blackberry Farm is an elegant property that brings together a time-honored belief in not only enjoying the beautiful land on which it sits, but utilizing it to provide every guest an unforgettable experience. Past guests and friends of the farm include world-renowned chefs, winemakers, artists, and now, legendary Americana musicians….
There’s a recurring story hidden here about the intersection of quality and quantity in both “legendary Americana musicians” and legendary American places. However, it will have to recur later when I have a greater quantity of time to explore.