Emmylou Harris Receives Berklee Honorary Doctorate

By 
Margot Edwards
October 7, 2009
From left: Hardly Strictly founder Warren Hellman; Linda Ronstadt, Berklee H'09; Emmylou Harris; and Earl Scruggs, Berklee H'05
From left: Hardly Strictly founder Warren Hellman; Linda Ronstadt, Berklee H'09; Earl Scruggs, Berklee H'05; Berklee president Roger H. Brown; and Emmylou Harris
From left: Scruggs, Ronstadt, Hellman, Harris, and Brown
Photo Jay Blakesberg
Photo Jay Blakesberg
Photo Jay Blakesberg

Country music icon Emmylou Harris accepted an honorary doctorate from Boston's Berklee College of Music at the ninth Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Sunday. Longtime Harris friend Linda Ronstadt and bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs were on hand for the presentation, made just before Harris's set on the festival's Banjo Stage. Ronstadt and Scruggs are past Berklee honorary doctorate recipients.

Read a dispatch by student band Dr. Magpie, who also performed at the festival, at BerkleeOnTour.com.