They're almost the same age (Harris is 65, Crowell 62) and are so comfortable in each other's company, they might easily be taken for brother and sister. Yet their backgrounds could hardly be more different. Crowell grew up in the hardscrabble suburbs of east Houston and has vivid memories of being taken to see Hank Williams on his father's shoulders. Harris was a military officer's daughter from Alabama who once wrote to Pete Seeger saying she'd love to become a folk singer, but was concerned she hadn't suffered enough. "It's true," she laughs. "He wrote back to say life would come back and hit me hard soon enough."
Read the rest of The Guardian profile on Emmylou Harris.