Lenox — Like countless others of the tie-dyed generation who remember the greatest pop music of the 20th century, you have already purchased your Tanglewood tickets for Roger Daltry and “Tommy” on June 15, 2018, and for Stephen Stills with Judy Collins on June 17. So you won’t be surprised to learn that several other 1960s pop legends have recently appeared on Tanglewood’s 2018 summer schedule:
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – David Crosby, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chris Hillman, and Herb Pedersen. What we have here is an all-star show: Crosby and Hillman were founding members of the Byrds. Hillman and Pedersen were founding members of the Desert Rose Band. And you’ve probably heard of David Crosby’s old band, Crosby, Still, Nash & Young (with Stephen Stills appearing on the same stage the following evening, one is tempted to hope that he’d show up on the Tanglewood grounds a little early and join Crosby on a song or two . . . )
Sunday, July 1, 2018 – Ry Cooder and Emmylou Harris. Whether you’ve heard his name or not, you’ve definitely heard Ry Cooder’s guitar playing on dozens of classic pop and rock recordings (e.g., Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and dozens more).
Country Music Hall of Famer Emmylou Harris is best known for “Trio,” the disc she made with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt in 1987 (five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart). But her 1975 major-label debut “Pieces of the Sky” is what put her on the map. Harris has worked with a staggering array of country and pop giants including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, the Band, Neil Young, John Prine, Ricky Skaggs and Mark Knopfler (not to mention the most brilliant record producers in Nashville). A complete list of her collaborators and band members would make your head explode. She has won 14 Grammys.
Tickets for these concerts will go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 20. Click HERE for more information or call (888) 266-1200.
You couldn’t help noticing that it’s only February. That means there is still ample time between now and June for the Boston Symphony Orchestra to book additional popular artists for the 2018 Tanglewood season. Keep watching for more announcements.