Sadly, one of the cornerstones of American Roots and Rock and Roll Music passed away this past week, Phil Everly.  When you look up heavenly harmony in the dictionary, you should see Phil’s picture there.  The kudos and accolades are pouring in like they do in times such as these, but Diana Linn’s favorite recollection of Phil Everly besides her own is that of Rodney Crowell’s.  He and Don Everly provided some background vocals for a Guy Clark album and in the course of a conversation, Don Everly responded to Rodney who was lamenting his lack of vibrato…“Want to get rid of your vibrato? Try singing with my little brother Philip. Singing with him is like singing with a laser-beam.” Thirty-five years later, with this exchange etched in the back of his mind, Rodney asked Phil to sing harmony on a tune he hadn’t yet recorded called “Truth Decay.”   You’ll hear that song along with other great Everly inspired works by Simon and Garfunkel, Emmylou Harris, The Civils Wars, Norah Jones and Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day, Robert Plant and most recently, Americana darlings The Milk Carton Kids.  Oh, and there will be tons of songs about snow.

ON Your Morning Buzz: Tuesday | January 7, 2014 | 6:00 am

Foreverly Harmonies and Let It Snow!

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Sadly, one of the cornerstones of American Roots and Rock and Roll Music passed away this past week, Phil Everly.  When you look up heavenly harmony in the dictionary, you should see Phil’s picture there.  The kudos and accolades are pouring in like they do in times such as these, but Diana Linn’s favorite recollection of Phil Everly besides her own is that of Rodney Crowell’s.  He and Don Everly provided some background vocals for a Guy Clark album and in the course of a conversation, Don Everly responded to Rodney who was lamenting his lack of vibrato…“Want to get rid of your vibrato? Try singing with my little brother Philip. Singing with him is like singing with a laser-beam.” Thirty-five years later, with this exchange etched in the back of his mind, Rodney asked Phil to sing harmony on a tune he hadn’t yet recorded called “Truth Decay.”   You’ll hear that song along with other great Everly inspired works by Simon and Garfunkel, Emmylou Harris, The Civils Wars, Norah Jones and Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day, Robert Plant and most recently, Americana darlings The Milk Carton Kids.  Oh, and there will be tons of songs about snow.

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