Alison Krauss in Boston

This brief report and gallery come from David Moultrup.

Alison Krauss filled Copley Square in Boston with an enthusiastic audience to close out the Summer Arts Festival on Sunday (7/28). The music was held in the park that recently was the scene of the memorial to the Marathon bombings, which is steps from where the tragedy occurred.

Presenting the unusual opportunity to hear her in a small group setting, she was joined by Dan Tyminski and Jeff White. They drew upon material recorded when Jeff was a member of Union Station, and current tunes such as Paper Airplane. While her magnificent voice was the centerpiece of the set, she also featured bluegrass standards such as Angeline the Baker, done in a fiddle and banjo duet, and vocals by both Dan and Jeff. Her sense of humor, and rapport with Dan and Jeff, added to the show.

Alison’s role as an ambassador for bluegrass music was shining in this setting.


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  • Dick Bowden

    Good to see Dan T. wielding a banjo again. When he used to play with his brother Stan in Green Mt. Bluegrass back in the day he was known as a banjo man.

  • Dawn Kenney

    It was a great set, Dan & Jeff sounded terrific. And it was quite a crowd of North East Grassers in the audience. Surprised I didn’t see you Dave!

  • David Moultrup

    Good to hear from you, Dawn! I’m not surprised we didn’t see each other, there were a lot of folks there! Glad you got to see it.

    • Darren Sullivan-Koch

      I guess my question is, “Were you able to stay awake for the whole set?”