May 22, 2016
Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
The grand finale to Emmylou Harris's 4 show benefit series for Bonaparte's Retreat at Nashville City Winery was described by Steve Fishell as an old fashioned back porch picking party.
Co-hosted by her long time collaborator, Rodney Crowell, joined at the last minute by Steve Fishell on dobro, John McTique III on percussion, and Michael Rinne on bass, they performed without rehearsal or even a sound check.
Adding to the special nature of the evening was a 2 song shout-out to Guy Clark. First up, a “sad and poignant moment”as Steve described it, was “She ain't going Nowhere”. Next was a song not on the set-list, written by Guy, first recorded by Rodney, a mega hit by Ricky Scaggs, “Heartbroke”.
The stories told, the music played made it a night like no other, a moment in time to be savored by all who were there. And remember to visit the Bonapartes retreat website and contribute or even give a dog their forever home.