Emmylou Harris

Wrecking Ball Tour

Emmylou Harris

Daniel Lanois, Steven Nistor, Jim Wilson

Friday, April 11, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm

The Lincoln Theatre

Washington, DC

$75.00

Emmylou Harris - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Emmylou Harris


Long before Miley was riding construction equipment in the buff, country/folk singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris dropped her widely-praised album Wrecking Ball, a covers-laden collection of atmospheric tunes. Now, Harris will celebrate the upcoming Wrecking Ball reissue by hitting the road with the album's producer (and producer-extraordinaire in general) Daniel Lanois, drummer Steven Nistor, and guitarist Jim Wilson. Celebrate Harris' career-defining album at Lincoln Theatre April 11.
Daniel Lanois - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Daniel Lanois
One of the world's most influential music producers - a shaper of albums by likes of U2, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel and Bob Dylan - Daniel Lanois is also the world's best arguments for working from home. From the time he started his own recording studio at age 17 in his mother's laundry room in Ancaster, Ontario, to his storied home studio in Silver Lake, California (where he recorded Neil Young's Le Noise in 2010), wherever Lanois hangs his hat is ground zero for great music.


Best known for his fateful and fruitful collaboration with the eclectic Brian Eno, performer/producer Lanois first came to the ambient-music pioneer's attention while still in Hamilton. There, Lanois produced albums by Canadian stars from Martha & The Muffins to Ian Tyson to Raffi. While recording in Lanois' studio, Eno saw his talent and the two of them began sharing sound manipulation techniques. Soon they became partners, co-producing U2's The Unforgettable Fire and Peter Gabriel's soundtrack for the movie Birdy.


The U2 relationship would continue with The Joshua Tree (again, co-produced with Eno) and Achtung Baby, the latter of which earned Lanois a Grammy.


Lanois' 'big' and 'live' drum sound, atmospheric guitars, and ambient reverb soon became must-have audio for the biggest names in music. Bono recommended Lanois to Bob Dylan in the late 1980s, which led to the production of Dylan's Oh Mercy. Eight years later, Dylan and Lanois worked together on Time Out of Mind, which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997. Daniel teamed up with U2, and Brian Eno once again for the band's 2009 album No Line on the Horizon.


Lanois has been honored with seven Grammy wins, and four nominations including one for Peter Grabriel's So. Wrecking Ball, his collaboration with Emmylou Harris, won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk. In 2005, Lanois was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and in 2012 was given the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame Award.


Along with his world-class production credits, Lanois is a songwriter, musician, and recording artist, adept at guitar, pedal steel, and drums. In 1989, Lanois released his solo debut Acadie to both critical commercial acclaim followed in 1993 by The Beauty of Wynona and 2003's Shine. In 2005's Lanois release the album Belladonna which was nominated for two Grammy Awards.


In addition to music, Lanois is also a lover of film and made a documentary chronicling the making of his 2007 album Here is What Is. He has contributed various music tracks and original film scores for the films Dune, Last of The Mohicans, Trainspotting, Sling Blade, All The Pretty Horses, Friday Night Lights and Traffic as well as The Pixies 2006 documentary Loud-Quiet-Loud.


In October 2009, Lanois teamed up with drummer Brian Blade, bassist Daryl Johnson, and multi-instrumentalist/singer Trixie Whitley to create a project called Black Dub. In 2010, the band released its self-titled debut album and toured extensively in North America and Europe. Daniel is currently working on a solo album for release in the fall of 2012 as well as a two soundtrack projects for acclaimed film director Terrence Malick. Daniel's relevance and contribution to the evolution of the music industry continues to grow with each new project he takes on.
Steven Nistor
Steven Nistor
Drummer Steven Nistor has recorded and performed with:


Sparklehorse
Daniel Lanois
Brian Blade's Mama Rosa Band
Avett Bros
Dark Night of the Soul
Emmylou Harris
Steve Albini
Van Dyke Parks
Portugal The Man
Theophilus London
Warren Defever
Faruq Z. Bey
Robert Plant
Alison Krauss
Sparks
Danger Mouse
Gnarls Barkley
Solomon Burke
Garth Hudson
Buddy Guy
Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson
Los Angeles singer/songwriter/guitarist JIM WILSON, best known for his work with his own band, Mother Superior, has just released his first self-titled solo album. It features contributions from U2/Bob Dylan/Neil Young producer DANIEL LANOIS and also a track with the legendary band SPARKS.


Known for his soulful vocals and guitar work, this is JIM WILSON's first solo album after releasing 10 albums with Mother Superior, who were also known as the backing band for HENRY ROLLINS. Wilson wrote all the songs on the new album and plays all the guitar and bass as well as lead vocals.


Jim Wilson has been playing in DANIEL LANOIS' band for a decade, including touring as bassist for his latest project, BLACK DUB. A just-completed world tour ended with a festival gig in Canada where Wilson played bass and sang background vocals with EMMYLOU HARRIS.


Jim Wilson is currently the lead guitarist for SPARKS, Ron and Russell Mael's unique band, and was involved in the 2008 "Sparks Spectacular" when the band performed all 21 of their albums in chronological order in 21 nights. Wilson is also featured on the latest Sparks LP, "The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman."


As a songwriter, Wilson has written songs for HENRY ROLLINS, ALICE COOPER, MEAT LOAF and PEARL (featuring singer Pearl Aday and Anthrax guitarist SCOTT IAN).
Venue Information:
The Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.thelincolndc.com/