MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Bonnaroo 2015 lineup, Tribute to Emmylou Harris, and Bjork’s new album “Vulnicura”


The headliners & lineup for Bonnaroo-2015 has been announced. Check it out

More than 125 bands will perform across 12 stages during the 4-day event in Manchester, Tennessee, June 11 thru June 14th. Tickets go on sale Tickets go on sale Saturday at the official Bonnaroo website. Topping the bill: Billy Joel, Mumford and Sons, Robert Plant, Florence and the Machine, Deadmau5, My Morning Jacket & Kendrick Lamar.

Other notable performers:

* Earth, Wind and Fire
* Tears for Fears
* Alabama Shakes
* Hozier
* Spoon
* Belle and Sebastian 
(who will also be performing at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA June 9-  Read more here)

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Mark Horton/WireImage

Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork has announced her 9th album will be called “Vulnicura,” and will come out this March. Vulnicura will be the follow-up to Bjork’s 2011 Biophilia.  A handwritten note (see below) shared on Bjork’s social media pages also reveals Vulnicura’s song titles: “Stonemilker”, “Lionsong”, “History of Touches”, “Black Lake”, “Family”, “Notget”, “Atom Dance”, “Mouth Mantra” and “Quicksand”.


If you’re a songwriter, you always wanted Emmylou Harris to record one of your songs. -Steve Earle

Iconic singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris was honored this past Saturday in Washington, with an All-Star Tribute to her life in music. Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Alison Krauss and Rodney Crowell joined a host of other performing in saluting the career of Emmylou. The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration featured an all-star house-band consisting of Buddy Miller, Don Was and Sam Bush, who played alongside a list of artists ranging from Mavis Staples to Conor Oberst to Trampled by Turtles. The 3 plus hour celebration was filmed for an upcoming TV and DVD release.

Check out the list of guest artists and songs performed below:

“One of These Days” — Buddy Miller
“Will the Circle Be Unbroken” — Mavis Staples
“Darkest Hour is Just Before the Dawn” — Sara Watkins
“Red Dirt Girl” — Shawn Colvin
“Michaelangelo”— The Milk Carton Kids
“Wheels” — Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen
“Orphan Girl” — Holly Williams and Chris Coleman
“Sin City” — Steve Earle
“Bluebird Wine” — Trampled by Turtles
“Hickory Wind” — Lucinda Williams
“You’re Still on my Mind” — Rodney Crowell
“Born to Run” — Lee Ann Womack
“When We’re Gone, Long Gone” — Emmylou Harris with John Starling
“Blackhawk” — Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois
“Wrecking Ball” — Iron & Wine with Daniel Lanois
“Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight” — Shovels & Rope
“All the Roadrunning” — Mary Chapin Carpenter with Vince Gil
“The Pearl” — Conor Oberst with Patty Griffin and Shawn Colvin
“When I Stop Dreaming” — Martina McBride
“Prayer in Open D” — Patty Griffin with Buddy Miller
“Pancho and Lefty” — Steve Earle and Lee Ann Womack
“Together Again” — Vince Gil
“Two More Bottles of Wine” — Sheryl Crow
“Ooh, Las Vegas” — Sheryl Crow with Vince Gil
“Chase the Feeling” — Kris Kristofferson and Rodney Crowell
“Loving Her Was Easier” — Kris Kristofferson
“‘Till I Gain Control Again” — Alison Krauss
“Cash on the Barrelhead” — Alison Krauss
“Boulder to Birmingham” — Emmylou Harris & Friends

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