| Share
 

Alison Krauss and Union Station

So Long So Wrong

  • Rounder

Krauss rose to superstar status in 1995 when her collection, Now That I've Found You, became the first non-novelty bluegrass CD to sell a zillion copies. Her first release since showcases her as an aesthetic superstar to boot. Krauss's delicate, birdlike voice is the centerpiece, but this is one singer/fiddler who holds the spotlight by sharing it. Union Station is the best outfit in bluegrass right now, in no small part because Krauss is one of music's best bandleaders. She knows how to draw out players through their own material and how interplay vivifies a static genre. Krauss may be the best country singer going, but you come away from songs like these thinking not “What a singer” but “What an ensemble!” Krauss has plenty to teach everybody, not just the Nashville hacks who don't make her songwriting cut, but all of the radio and video slugs who passed on her first four titles. She's still on Rounder and, even though they have a right to, nobody's thinking they're too big for their britches.

— Tim Riley

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Alison Krauss and Union Station from Infoplease:

  • 1995 CMA Awards - 1995 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year Alan Jackson Single of the Year “When You Say Nothing ...
  • 1997 Grammy Awards - 1997 Grammy Awards The 40th Annual Grammy Awards were presented at New York City's Radio City ...
  • 2001 Grammy Awards - 2001 Grammy Awards The 44th Annual Grammy Awards were presented at Los Angeles' Staples Center ...
  • 2005 Grammy Awards - 2005 Grammy Awards The 48th Annual Grammy Awards were presented at Staples Center in Los Angeles on ...
  • 2003 Grammy Awards - 2003 Grammy Awards The 46th Annual Grammy Awards were presented at Staples Center in Los Angeles on ...

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring