Here is a link to an excerpt from a 1989 concert in San Francisco, where Alison laid down the fiddle and picked up the mandolin for two songs, "Steel Rails" and "Lighthouse" - and she played it really well!! Strummed along with her singing and also did a bit of soloing. At the end of the second song you can hear how she picked up the fiddle again.
Hey All Thank You so much Turbo. They are excellent I knew she played guitar but silly old me didn't make the connection between the Violin and the Mando. Thanks again they are great to hear. Take Care All Steph
Hey Guys Unfortunately I don't. I think they are like gold dust although I know for a fact there are some out there, trying to get hold of them is the problem though. Thanks again for the post Turbo Take Care All Steph
Since this happened during the 1989 tour season, it's a safe bet that the other performers were the same as on the Two Highways album. (I assume you have that one, Philo??) The guy introducing Alison is Jeff White.
Thanks, Turbo. I wasn't sure whether it was Union Station or not, because I know AK has always joined other musicians on stage from time to time. If it's AKUS, who's singing the background vocal? Alison Brown joined the band in '89, but does she sing?
Post by eyesoflove on Jun 16, 2008 10:22:12 GMT -5
I do have a recording of AB singing backup and playing banjo on "Bury Me Beneath the Willow." I think it was an Opry performance. I also believe she sang backup on another tune they performed that same night. It was one they had written together called "You're So Far Away."
Post by akusgal41790 on Aug 4, 2008 12:24:37 GMT -5
Oo, how did you get your hands on this one, turbo?? Great to know.. and great to hear! Thank you for sharing! Last night I had a dream about my sister beginning piano lessons with Alison. I woke up thinking fiddle couldn't be the only instrument she has succeeded with. Now I know there are two more to add! Funny how that worked out.