BPO Nation welcomes American musical legend Emmylou Harris to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17. To purchase tickets, call 716-885-5000 or visit kleinhansbuffalo.org. VIP seating is available.
A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. She shook up country radio in the 1970s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation, selling more than 15 million records and garnering 13 Grammy Awards (including a 2014 Grammy Award with Rodney Crowell for "Best Americana album"), three CMA Awards, and two Americana Awards.
Harris is one of the most influential women in music. She has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Daniel Lanois, Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash, Lyle Lovett and, most recently, Rodney Crowell. Few artists have achieved such honesty or have revealed such maturity in their writing.
A longtime social activist, Harris has lent her voice to many causes. She has performed at Lilith Fair, helping promote feminism in music, and organized several benefit tours to support the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. Harris is also an avid supporter of animal rights and is actively involved in Bonaparte's Retreat, the dog rescue organization she founded.