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Alison Krauss and Union Station

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Alison Krauss Live in Concert

Alison Krauss Live in Concert

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Description of Alison Krauss' Music:

Bluegrass

Comparisons:

Alison Krauss' work runs the gamut from sounding a little like the Cox Family to ripping it Bluegrass style like Bill Monroe and Del McCoury. She's worked with everyone from Nickel Creek to Robert Plant, and her music reflects those collaborations, as well.

Trivia Fact:

Alison Krauss has received a whopping seventeen Grammy awards to date.

Artists Influenced by Alison Krauss:

Alison Krauss has influenced a number of younger bluegrass groups and is a major influence to loads of up-and-comers as well. She's produced CDs for Nickel Creek, and was an integral force working with the music on the soundtrack for the movie O Brother Where Art Thou?

Recommended CDs by Alison Krauss:

Too Late to Cry (Rounder, 1987) Compare Prices
Forget About It (Rounder, 1999) Compare Prices
Live (Rounder, 2002) Compare Prices
Lonely Runs Both Ways (Rounder, 2004) Compare Prices

Union Station's Members Include:


Dan Tyminski (acoustic guitar, lead harmony vocals) - Known for being the singing voice of George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Jerry Douglas (dobro) - Named one of the ten best country musicians of all time by LIFE magazine.
Ron Block (banjo, guitar) - Ron has recorded songs with folks from Dolly Parton to the Cox Family.
Barry Bales (bass, harmony vocals) - Barry has also played for Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, and others.

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Alison Krauss Biography:

Alison Krauss was born in July, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois. While growing up in Champagne, IL, she studied classical violin from the age of five. But by the time she'd turned eight, Alison was entering Bluegrass fiddling contests. By 10, she had her own band. She also won the Illinois State Fiddling Championship, was named Most Promising Fiddle Player by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America, and recorded her first nationally distributed record all by the age of 16.

Now, still under 40 years old, Alison has received 17 Grammy awards, as well as an impressive amount of CMA (Country Music Association) and IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) awards. Which is to say nothing of the Academy of Country Music Awards, Canadian Country Music Awards, and numerous other acolades she's received.

Alison is now aptly backed by one of the most gifted and versatile bands that bluegrass has to offer. While Union Station does have a traditional bluegrass make-up, they also veer now and then to perform Beatles covers and other diversions.

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