Last August, Lanois organized the inaugural Harvest Picnic near Dundas, Ontario, a one-day music festival with a special focus on sustainable agriculture and local food. He invited some of his musical friends, including Sarah Harmer and Ray Lamontagne, to perform on an outdoor stage for a field full of music lovers.
Lanois himself also took the stage, and his performance was one of the highlights of the day. He played a set with his trio, then was joined by Emmylou Harris, who performed songs from her Lanois-produced breakout album, Wrecking Ball. The sun was setting while they played, and a feeling of pure magic settled over the crowd.
Thank you, Jess.