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Key coordinates for the First Lady Of Bluegrass ALISON KRAUSS are Paul Rodgers + ELO x Ralph Stanley

Kate Mossman, The Word, May 2011

PAPARAZZI CAME to the Baglioni Hotel at Hyde Park Gate this morning to catch Debbie Harry, who's staying in Room Four. They went into bonus time when they saw Alison Krauss in the hallway — but the First Lady of Bluegrass, usually so glacially calm and serene, is not having a good day. On breakfast TV they ask her why Robbie Williams has taken so long to break the US music scene and Krauss just stares back at them, stumped it seems by such an inane question. Back at the hotel, she cancels an official photo shoot because the photographer wants to use natural light and not the more forgiving glow provided by screens and bulbs.

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