They grew closer in the late '80s, when Harris invited the sisters to sing on her 1989 album, "Bluebird," which also featured a cover of the McGarrigles' "Love Is."
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one of only two covers on the record, with Harris nabbing a songwriting credit on the album's other 11 tracks.
Following her 1969 debut, Harris waited until 1985's "The Ballad of Sally Rose" to release another record composed primarily of her songwriting, and it would be another 15 years before she repeated the feat with "Red Dot Girl."
"He writes those lovely melodies, so the song just had everything going for it," she says, later noting that the Sexsmith connection only one of her many Canadian ties she also points out her love of the McGarrigles, Lanois, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and the Band.
She said she met the McGarrigles sisters Kate and Anna, whose diverse songwriting earned plaudits from around the world back in the '70s, when they shared a record label.
"Any chance I had to be in their company," Harris said. "I adore those girls. And I love their music. And to be able to collaborate with them was wonderful. Some of the few songs I wrote over my career, I was lucky enough to write it with them. I loved having them singing on my records.
That sort of modesty seems typical of Harris.
Over a wispy acoustic guitar and piano, Harris sings a simultaneously hopeful and mournful tribute, which ends with the line: "If there was one name I could consecrate/ It would be yours, it would be Kate."
Rootsy opener "The Road" finds Harris reverently reflecting on her time Nike Air Force 1 Mid White Mens with late country legend Gram Parsons. Not long before his death of a drug overdose in 1973, Parsons heard Harris sing at a cozy club in Washington.
"But basically, I just really love their company."
"Her songwriting, just so beautiful, and her singing. And the two of them together just made a sound that thrills my soul. But really, this song was about losing a friend."
"You get to a point where you are looking back (and there are) more years behind you than are probably ahead of you," Harris said of the song. "What a blessing it was to meet Gram. He changed my life in the brief period of time that I knew him. And he left me all these gifts, really: the inspiration, music, I think I found my voice from singing with him, and I had such a short . friendship with him.
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"No, it's hard work. I think you have to crack the ice. You have to just sit in a room, with nothing happening, and not leave to go raid the refrigerator every five minutes," she says, before abruptly shifting gears.
And "Darlin' Kate" isn't the only heartfelt tribute on Harris's latest disc.
long white tresses and sighs: "Do you have a towel I could put on my head?"
"Oh, I talk like I know what I'm doing. It's all still a mystery to me, frankly, songwriting. . I don't know if I'll ever write another song. When I finish, it's like: 'OK, I got through that, and I actually came up with something I feel good about. Now, it may never happen again.'
On this day, the soft spoken chanteuse is cordial and accommodating. As an aide fusses with her appearance in anticipation of a photographer snapping her portrait, Harris glances at her Nike Air Force Best-Selling
"I really have to cordon off some time for myself to get started, otherwise I'm easily distracted," she said. "And I'm not a good multitasker."
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She also invited them to work on her Grammy winning 1995 album "Wrecking Ball," which was produced by Canadian Daniel Lanois.
exquisite. Obviously piano, organ, banjo. .
"How come I'm not an honourary Canadian citizen? Why has this not happened for me? Why do they still hassle me at the border?"
She's similarly self deprecating about her wardrobe, which on this day consists of a grey mini skirt, black boots and a loosely fitting open weave sweater hanging off her slim frame.
"So I really don't take it for granted, that's for sure."
This time, Harris who identifies herself as "very goal oriented" decided beforehand that she wanted to write the bulk of her next record, and set aside a "sacrosanct period of time" in which to work.
He invited her to contribute vocals to his acclaimed solo debut, "GP," and the follow up, "Grevious Angel," which was actually released after his death.
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