Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price, Buddy Miller and More Perform to Raise Awareness for Refugees

Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price, Buddy Miller and More Perform to Raise Awareness for Refugees

Last night (Sep. 26) another star-studded entry in the Skyville Live series took place in Nashville and was streamed live to the world on the internet. The show was headlined by music legends Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and special guest Buddy Miller. And if those three artists weren’t impressive enough, the playbill also included rising stars Brothers Osborne, Colter Wall and surprise guest—and recently named New/Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2016 Americana Music Awards—Margo Price.

While each artist performed individually, throughout the night they joined each other onstage to create new and interesting variations of familiar songs.

Steve Earle performs “Goodbye” with Emmylou Harris
Steve Earle performs “Goodbye” with Emmylou Harris

Steve Earle kicked off the night with his 1988 album’s title track, “Copperhead Road,” but was soon joined onstage by Emmylou Harris for “Goodbye.” Steve sat down as Emmylou played “Pancho and Lefty” and “Love Hurts” with Buddy Miller. Then Margo Price joined Emmylou for “Two More Bottles of Wine.”

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T.J. Osborne, Mickey Raphael fan

The Brothers Osborne played next, with T.J. hilariously sporting a “Mickey Raphael #1 Harmonica Player” t-shirt as he took the stage, standing in front of Willie Nelson’s well-known harmonica player, Mickey Raphael. The Brothers kept the energy high, rocking through “It Ain’t My Fault” and their hit single “Stay a Little Longer,” finishing their set with the Waylon Jennings classic “I Ain’t Living Long Like This.”

Canadian artist Colter Wall then took the show in a blues and folk direction with his songs “Kate McCannon” and “Sleeping On the Blacktop.”

Margo Price returned to the stage with her retro-country songs “Tennessee Song” and “Four Years of Chances.”

Margo Price
Margo Price

Steve Earle came back out to perform “Guitar Town” and then all of the artists joined him onstage for the final song, “Pilgrim.” Steve explained that he wrote the song for the funeral of bass player Roy Huskey, Jr.

He then spoke about the Lampedusa concerts and the refugees in need around the world. “It’s up to those of us that have the most to take care of those people, no matter what we think we’re afraid of and what people tell us to be afraid of,” Steve said “because it’s the right thing to do.”

All of the evening’s performances were in service to raising awareness about the Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees concert series, which benefits the Jesuit Refugee Service. The Lampedusa concert series kicks off in Boulder, Colorado on Oct. 6, featuring Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Buddy Miller as well as Patty Griffin and the The Milk Carton Kids.

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photos by Jason Simanek

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen