photos by Nate Watters & Ryan Muir.

Emmylou Harris / Lucero

As Emmylou opened her set with “Here I Am,” any doubts about the strength of the 69-year-old legend’s voice were immediately wiped away. From start to finish, her set was top-notch, and the sound in the Palomino Tent was great. While she didn’t draw a huge crowd like Lynyrd Skynyrd did a couple of years ago, or ZZ Top drew last year, she transfixed most of the attendees who were lucky to find spots close to the stage.

One highlight was a song on which she collaborated with Mark Knopfler called “Love and Happiness.” She delivered a stunning cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” soon after. [CV Independent]

Goldenvoice country festival Stagecoach is underway in the same California location that Goldenvoice festival Coachella occupied the previous two weekends (a space that will be growing next year). Pictures from Friday, featuring a bunch of the artists on our wish list, are in this post. They continue below...

Tigerman WOAH!

Cody Jinks

Dale Watson

Whitey Morgan

Lucero

Billy Joe Shaver

Robert Earl Keen

Marty Stuart

Emmylou Harris