Awww this interview! ;D It's so nice to see a good interview pop up and I loved the bits about her first starting out.
She’s animated and engaged when talking music and musicians, but mention her unprecedented first-week number one chart position for Paper Airplane, and she shrugs it off with visible irritation. “That was great. We were thrilled,” she replies in a robotic monotone. When I offer that her first-week sales of 83,000 were more than four times what most successful bluegrass albums can expect in total, she gets angry, her voice rising. “That’s a shame!”
Alison's comment about the purity of bluegrass is the reason I love it and this band. I love that whole paragraph:
“I’ve always loved the message that bluegrass has the purity of it. It’s always, ‘There’s nothing more beautiful than the girl next door. There’s nothing more wonderful than Mom and Dad. There’s nothing more passionate than this man running away with the beautiful girl next door.’” She shivers, then laughs, displaying the goosebumps on her arm. “Chills,” she says. “I daydreamed about that life when I first listened to the stuff, riding around with John. That message is what we carry, even though we might have more contemporary lyrics. You can’t explain it. It’s the stuff that makes you daydream and you don’t know why.”
AKUS has passion for what they do and I feel like we all share that passion with them.
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Alison, Dan, Ron, Jerry, and Barry: YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
There is a BBC Scotland radio interview with Alison on the Friday after Thanksgiving that was recorded last week during the AKUS tour. These interviews are generally available 24 hours after they are broadcast in the UK and remain available for 7 days.