Alison out for Wide Open Bluegrass

Alison Krauss at Fan Fest 2011 - photo by Mike MulliganAlison Krauss, who was scheduled to perform as part as part of a headlining collaboration show with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Del McCoury, Tony Rice and Mark Schatz on September 27 during the IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival in Raleigh, has had to pull out owing to an issue with her voice.

The statement from her representative says…

“Alison Krauss was recently diagnosed with a vocal condition called dysphonia. Alison has been advised to have vocal rest, and therefore will not be performing at Wide Open Bluegrass next weekend. We anticipate a smooth, quick recovery given proper treatment and adequate rest.”

We all wish her a speedy recovery, and will miss her in Raleigh next week. No word yet on who may step into these shoes for next Friday’s sold out show.

There are also reports that Tony Rice has been ill this week, so we certainly hope he can recover in time for the big show – and his induction into the Hall of Fame on Thursday!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.