Tag: Alison Krauss

A Show for Joe in September

| July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Joe Wilson, who died in 2015, was an unsung hero in the world of traditional music. His work was almost always behind the scenes rather than on stage, but his passion for the music and culture of the Appalachian region informed everything he did with […]


Dolly and Alison get the Guion treatment

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last year about this time we featured a series of bluegrass portraits painted by Nashville mural artist Scott Guion. At the time he was decorating the fencing around a commercial property belonging to the House of Blues Studio with images of some of the greats of music in […]


Lonesome and Then Some… Larry Sparks

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

When did you first hear the music of Larry Sparks? That seems like a good question to ponder as we consider his latest album, Lonesome and Then Some… A Classic 50th Celebration. For me it was 40 years ago, sometime in 1974 after the release of […]


AKUS & Willie in concert

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Alison Krauss and Union Station came to the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, VA with Willie Nelson and Family and played to nearly 5,000 fans on May 13. Add the opening band, Devil Makes Three, just nominated for Americana Music Association’s Duo/Group of the Year […]


AKUS tour cancellations announced

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A lot of folks excited about the start of the big Willie Nelson/Alison Krauss tour have been disappointed to see a number of the early dates cancelled or rescheduled. The official word is that “an unforeseen and urgent health concern that requires immediate attention” is […]


Soggy Bottom Boys show follow-up

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

We caught up last night with Josh Trivett of Moonstruck Management, who had pulled together the Soggy Bottom Boys concert at the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in Galtinbug, TN last Saturday. The plan was to see how the show went from the producer’s perspective, and […]


Rhonda remembers the ’80s

| March 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

We found this classic photo on Rhonda Vincent’s message board, a shot of her with Suzanne Cox and Alison Krauss which, judging from the hair, was taken in the late 1980s. Can you believe that look went out of fashion? Rhonda recalls the time when […]


AKUS and Willie this Spring

| February 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

Alison Krauss & Union Station and Willie Nelson are co-headlining a major US tour starting in May of 2014. 33 dates are currently scheduled between May 1 and July 18, covering the eastern and central United States. No word yet about west coast dates being […]


Ricky Skaggs at the CMHOF

| November 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

This week the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville hosted Ricky Skaggs as an artist-in-residence. Given his prominence in both bluegrass and country music, the museum sponsored two nights of shows: one celebrating Skaggs in each genre, with fellow superstars joining him […]


Grassers see Red at the CMAs

| November 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Last night at the CMA Awards on ABC, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Vince Gill and Edgar Meyer performed with country singer, Taylor Swift, in an acoustic arrangement of her current hit song, Red. The best news to come out of it was hearing Alison Krauss […]