In the '90s, no contemporary artist loomed larger in the world of bluegrass than Alison Krauss. With her group Union Station, the young singer/fiddler (who began as a child prodigy) spent the decade bringing traditional bluegrass roots into the mainstream of country music, garnering numerous Grammys in the process. She was the youngest artist ever to become a member of the Grand Old Opry, and she inspired scads of young musicians to help carry on the bluegrass torch. When the genre really hit the mainstream at the turn of the century with the O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU soundtrack, Krauss was right at the heart of it, contributing memorable cuts to the album, while her guitarist Dan Tyminski entered into legend as the singer on the breakthrough hit "Man of Constant Sorrow."
No Description Available. Genre: Bluegrass Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 4-SEP-1992
Over the course of her first albums, including her fourth, 1992''s Every Time You Say Goodbye, Alison Krauss probably did more than any of her contemporaries to attract mainstream-country attention to bluegrass. A traditionalist might say this is because Krauss and her band, Union Station, offer a kind of "bluegrass-lite" that''s cut with pop sensibility, absent any manic-fast picking, and awash in Krauss''s goes-down-easy vocal. Nonetheless, this is a solid album that pushed Krauss deservedly further into the limelight. Highlights include the title track, Union Station banjo picker Ron Block''s fine gospel number "Shield of Faith," and the traditional instrumental "Cluck Old Hen." --Anders Smith-Lindall
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