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Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

It might be hard to imagine what collaboration between an best-selling memoirist and English professor and a Grammy award winning country singer-songwriter might sound like. Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell, released this June is just that. Superbly crafted, the album tells a story of family from the perspective of love and loss.

Karr is a masterful story-teller herself. Her best-selling memoir, The Liar’s Club, and her other works all deal with such themes. Crowell has perfected his style of unabashed self-expression over a long career with over thirteen studio albums released. Karr and Crowell enlisted the talents of artists including Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, and Rosanne Cash to get the story told.


Set List:
IF THE LAW DON'T WANT YOU / Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

Recent Release: Kin   
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Label: Vanguard
Band Origin: Texas