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Ryman Live

At The Ryman Live
1992 - [live] Reprise
Produced by Richard Bennet and Allen Reynolds.
1992 Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (with the Nash Ramblers).

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Guitar Town
Half As Much
Cattle Call
Guess Things Happen That Way
Hard Times
Mansion On The Hill
Scotland
Montana Cowgirl
Like Strangers
Lodi
Calling My Children Home
If I Could Be There
Walls Of Time

While live recordings can be treasured mementos for those who were present at the show, they're often substandard versions of favorite material. The live At the Ryman avoids this by covering the material of artists who've influenced Harris's music, rather than concentrating on her own hits. From Steve Earle and Bill Monroe to the Everly Brothers and Creedence Clearwater Revival, her choices are solid and sometimes unexpected (Bruce Springsteen). Harris's love of the music--and appreciation for the audience--shines through in these performances. The songs may have been done better elsewhere (most notably by the songwriters) and Emmy's delivery is at times uneven (as with any live performance), but the talented, fun-loving, all-acoustic Nash Ramblers do much to compensate. -- Alexandra Russell