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Alison Krauss & Union Station

March 30 • Taft Theatre

By Deirdre Kaye · March 26th, 2012 · Sound Advice
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Bluegrass’s sweetheart Alison Krauss and her band of pickin’, strumming and bowing minstrels, Union Station, return this week to the Taft Theater.

Krauss has been on the music scene for more than 25 years. She drew a flurry of attention when she was featured on the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and again when she released an album of duets with Robert Plant. Krauss is more than just a pretty face and enchanting voice. She’s also a champion fiddle player.

While Krauss has released numerous solo albums, some of her best work has come from time spent with Union Station, which features legendary dobro player, Jerry Douglas, Larry Atamanuik (drums), Barry Bales (bass), Ron Block (guitar, banjo) and Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin). Between Krauss and Union Station, they’ve won more than a dozen Grammys (counting work together and individual ventures).

The band’s recent album, Paper Airplane, marked its return after a six-year break. The album features Tyminski wailing through “Dustbowl Children” and includes covers of songs by Jackson Brown and Richard Thompson. Paper Airplane charted well, placing No. 1 on the Bluegrass chart and selling enough to make it to No. 3 on the Billboard 200, making it one of the most successful albums from the band to date.

ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION perform Friday, March 30 at Taft Theatre. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.



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