"He hasn't wavered from who he is since day one," Musgraves says of (Willie) Nelson, who was an inspiration long before he became a friend or collaborator. "Alison Krauss [is] another [role model]," she says. "I don't feel like she's necessarily changed what she set out to do. Twenty-seven Grammys later, she's still the same. I don't know much about her personal life. I don't think many people do, either. I think that's really admirable. That's a hard line to balance."
Post by downhomeheather on Sept 13, 2015 8:10:27 GMT -5
Here's a cool little quirky video I happened on by accident on somebody's Facebook page, it's Alison rehearsing a song onstage somewhere, I think the Opry hall but not sure. Turn the volume way up so you can hear her silly banter at the end! www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBffHyUxsA4
Even today, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand confounds expectations
When Raising Sand arrived on October 23, 2007, it was credited to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – but producer T Bone Burnett deserved a co-lead credit.
He managed to make two very talented but seemingly incompatible stars sound like an instinctive pairing. That I didn’t think of Lep Zeppelin for one second when listening to Raising Sand amounted to a major accomplishment in my book. On the other hand, “bluegrass” didn’t come to my mind, either, even when Krauss pulled out her fiddle.
The sonic imagery T Bone Burnett paints has a worn feel but with modern preciseness. Raising Sand, like so many of his earlier triumphs, boasted an analog warmth with a percussion that resonates without getting out from the background. Kind of like a civil Tom Waits — and in fact, Waits’ “Trampled Rose” was covered on Robert Plant and Allison Krauss’ Raising Sand.
Despite their obvious genre differences, Plant and Krauss sing with quiet confidence and they always seem to try to enhance, rather than outdo, the other. It was an inviting mixture of country folk, Nashville and rock, combined to make something consistently fresh.
Fast forward a few years, outside the glow of praise that ultimately surrounded the five-time Grammy award-winning Raising Sand, and one thing still holds true: You don’t have to be a big fan of either Robert Plant or Alison Krauss to appreciate this album. Indeed, even today, approaching Raising Sand without preconceptions about either of them makes it sound just that much better.
Alison Krauss - Let Me Touch You For Awhile - Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville, TN Published on Nov 17, 2015 Alison Krauss and the Sam Bush Band live at the Sam Bush and Friends benefit for the Pujols Family Foundation. Schermerhorn - 11162015
Published on Nov 17, 2015 Sam Bush and Friends close out the Benefit for the Pujols Family Foundation. Joined by his friends Alison Krauss, John Oates, Jeff Black, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Jim Lauderdale. Schermerhorn Symphony Center - Nashville, TN - 11162015