Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at the Troubadour

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John was very pleased to get to share the stage with Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and their friends—Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, the Zac Brown Band, J.D. Souther, Damien Rice, Joan Osborne, Shannon McNally and Shawn Camp—at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on Feburary 9, the night before the Grammys.

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First-time Grammy nominee John Fullbright bypassed the opportunity to showcase anything from his Americana-category nominated album, “From the Ground Up,” instead offering a still-untitled new song that had Harris and Crowell watching and listening intently as he sang of the creeping realization of what real love means: “I didn’t know about silence / Until you were gone” the 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Okemah, Okla., sang in his dry drawl.

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Our guest performers included John Fulbright, whom we hadn’t yet heard but whose performance was truly inspired. I’ll download his new album as soon as I can sit still for a minute.