Emmy Lou Harris- At the Ryman

Emmy Lou Harris- At the Ryman

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 9:30pm

Pictured: Emmy Lou Harris

Credit: Courtesy of Steve Lowry/Ryman Archives

On May 2, 2017, Harris and the Nash Ramblers celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Ryman with a sold out show. Emmy Lou Harris- At the Ryman airs on Thursday, August 10 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Twenty-six years ago Emmylou Harris and her acoustic band the Nash Ramblers performed a three-night stint at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Those performances, which were live recording sessions for their Grammy Award-winning album At the Ryman, helped spearhead efforts to refurbish the century-old former home of the Grand Ole Opry.

In this new concert, Harris and the Nash Ramblers perform many of the songs that appeared on At the Ryman, released in January 1992, just nine days before Harris became an official member of the Opry, including “Guitar Town,” “Half as Much,” “Mansion on the Hill,” “Hard Times,” “Lodi” and more. The Nash Ramblers — mandolin and fiddle player Sam Bush, Jon Randall on guitar, Al Perkins on Dobro and Larry Atamanuik on drums — were missing one original member, bassist Roy Huskey, Jr., who died in 1997. With Huskey’s photo onstage as a tribute, Byron House performed in his place.