Alison is scheduled to appear on the CBS Saturday Morning show next Saturday March 4th. It was on Twitter. This is all I have seen. Typical that her management nor publicists believe in promoting her appearances or performances.
Post by nascarholly on Feb 27, 2017 21:12:34 GMT -5
^^^ Thanks for the news. I wish that she was behind her Twitter page. I wrote to her there a couple of years ago asking her to sing this song if she ever did an album that was actual country instead of bluegrass music.
God bless you and her always!!!
P.S. Needless to say of course, it isn't a song that is on her Windy City album. Does she have anything to do with her Twitter page at all, I have no idea.
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Post by downhomeheather on Feb 27, 2017 22:58:31 GMT -5
Unfortunately Alison's website and FB and Twitter pages are under the control of complete morons. I think her "hermit" thing extends to not really being involved in the social media thing, to her detriment.
Post by loverscross2 on Feb 28, 2017 8:03:21 GMT -5
I tend to agree with you regarding the management thing. The social media and website have always been anemic. I don't think it has anything to do with AK being a "hermit". She actually seems to be very active socially. But publicity is something they don't seem to believe in. Alison is successful completely by default with no effort on management's part.I simply do not understand the professional philosophy behind their "strategy". It makes me irate that she has always been treated as an after thought by her management when it comes to promotion.
Post by loverscross2 on Mar 1, 2017 8:37:43 GMT -5
Speaking strictly from an outsider's point of view - I believe her releasing Windy City with Capital is simply because Rounder specializes in Bluegrass and Americana music and Windy City is Country. I don't believe Rounder ever treated Alison disrespectful in any way and I don't believe the release on Capital is any negative reflection on Rounder. The disrespect I observe comes from her management. They are the ones who always seem to treat her as an after thought without promoting her with the respect she deserves. It seems so much falls through the cracks and they drop the ball in so many ways when it comes to her that it is painful. At any rate, this is just my observation - from the outside looking in. Best to all.
I have not written anything on here in a looong time. Real tired of finding out her appearances almost after they have happened. You hear of them the night before, and then you can't get tickets, or time off to go etc.. She is falling in the trap of covering other people's material...and doing Tribute's for passed one's or one's that are close to going. Personally, I think that gets singers in trouble. They put more promotion into the album, than the album itself, I'm a naysayer, when it comes to it. I wish she would have done new stuff, not material that has been around the block 10 times. Don't care if Alison is singing it. And news sources say "no Union Station? Who is Barry Bales...LOL. Also heard Ron & Dan are somewhere on it.
Post by downhomeheather on Mar 4, 2017 17:47:25 GMT -5
Anyway she announced on her latest BBC interview that she's planning another AKUS album, even if she didn't say exactly when, she said in Oct 2015 she was coming out with Windy City and it took 18 more months, so we all just gotta be patient! Worth waiting for? Of course! At 6:08 in this video she says it.
For singer Alison Krauss, bluegrass is a lifestyle
Alison Krauss has won 27 Grammys over the course of her 30-year recording career -- the most ever for a woman and second most of all time. Her 2007 collaboration with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant earned five of those awards, including Album of the Year.
For Krauss, bluegrass is more than just a music genre.
“It’s a real lifestyle, it’s a mindset, people who love bluegrass and roots music. I think they’re all drawn and connected to the past in a simpler, sweet way of life,” Krauss told “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host host Anthony Mason at the Gibson Showroom in New York.
Its power is “basic human connection,” she said.
“It’s always about holding on to where you came from and admiring that and the land, family, God and home. The most beautiful girl always lived next door. It’s a very sweet, strong value system,” she said.
Krauss started going to fiddle contests and bluegrass festivals as a girl growing up in Illinois.
“So I was always around this kind of music,” Krauss said.
“And did you know you wanted to do it?” Mason asked.
“I really started to love it when I started singing and the harmonies were really fascinating to me, getting to do that. I just couldn’t get enough of that. And the banjo was huge. People who get attracted to that sound, they freak out. And I was one of them,” Krauss said.
She was 16 when she released her debut solo album in 1987. Soon after, she teamed up with the band Union Station.
For “Windy City,” her first solo album in almost 18 years, Krauss connected with renowned Nashville songwriter and producer Buddy Cannon, who’s worked with George Jones, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard.
“His nickname is ‘Ears.’ And what I loved about that was that in a town full of musical geniuses, Buddy’s the one who got that title. I thought that was so great,” Krauss said.
In the end she went after a very particular kind of song.
“The only thing we talked about was wanting songs that were older than me,” Krauss said. “There’s a real romance with things that are outside of your own generation because you kind of make up what it was like because you didn’t have it firsthand... You really end up finishing the story.”