The story goes that the late (great) Gram Parsons found the single mother performing in a bar in D.C., convinced her to record with him and to go on tour with his band The Fallen Angels. Parsons spent the better part of their brief time together teaching her about country music and helping her shape her musical identity. And, after he died in a hotel room in Joshua Tree National Park, she wrote her first signature song, “Boulder to Birmingham” about him. She, of course, is Emmylou Harris.
He is a Houston-area native who was a student Texas A&M and liked to hang out with his buddies (namely, Robert Earl Keen) and write songs when he wasn't studying journalism and German. He's gone on to record songs like “That's Right, You're Not From Texas” and “She's No Lady” and, nothing write about him would be complete without a reference to his whirlwind romance and marriage to America's sweetheart, Julia Roberts. He, of course, is Lyle Lovett.
Together, the duo—with decades of musical performance, songwriting, Grammy-winning, Country Music Hall of Fame experience between them—will play Deer Valley on Thursday July 13th as part of the Big Stars, Bright Nights series presented by the Park City Institute. Lovett will bring “His Large Band” and all signs point to each playing a full-set of music and it appears that Ms. Harris will be onstage first.
The show starts at 6:30, doors are at 5. Lawn seats are still available.