Emmylou Harris, a friend of Warren Hellman, spoke and performed at his memorial service in San Francisco today.
“He elicited from me a promise that I would be there at his service, if that’s what happened. I said I would, but he had to also promise that he would play banjo at mine…I came to know Warren through our mutual love of old-timey, bluegrass music, and especially the music and voice of Hazel Dickens…I think he started the [Hardly Strictly Bluegrass] festival to honor Hazel…”
She then sings the Hazel Dickens song “The Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia.”
Audio: Listen to Emmylou Harris eulogy and song