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Alison Krauss (1994)

Interview by Tony Scherman, Rock's Backpages audio, March 1994

The Bluegrass Queen talks about playing in contests; on improvising and soloing; on her encouraging parents, and learning the violin as a child; on the complexities or otherwise of bluegrass; on the difference between classical violin and bluegrass fiddle; starting to sing, and forming her band Union Station; not signing to a major label, and her relationship with Rounder; on just wanting to make great records... and the influence of Pac-Man!

File format: mp3; file size: 69.2mb, interview length: 1h 12' 02" sound quality: ****

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Alison Krauss (1994) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Tony Scherman, Rock's Backpages transcripts, March 1994

This is a transcript of Tony's audio interview with Alison. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Alison Krauss: Music That's Timeless

Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Country Music, April 1994

It's the timelessness of bluegrass that appeals to Krauss, but hers is a bluegrass that's different, one that combines elements of the past, the present ...

Alison Krauss: Once a "Fiddlin' Teen", She's Now in Demand

Profile and Interview by Tony Scherman, The New York Times, 24 April 1994

ALISON KRAUSS'S eyes bulged at the old newspaper clipping, an arrow from the past headlined, "Fiddlin' Teen Burns Up the Competition." Sitting upstairs in her ...

Alison Krauss: A Hit From One of Country's Kinfolk

Profile and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 25 March 1995

Bluegrass's most prominent figure makes her way into the Top 10. But even Alison Krauss can't explain it. ...

Alison Krauss: The fiddler on the riff

Profile and Interview by Paul Sexton, The Times, 16 May 1997

Alison Krauss is a little bit country, but she's a lot more rock'n'roll. Paul Sexton reports ...

Sounds of Heartache: Alison Krauss and Me'Shell Ndegeocello

Essay by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, 18 August 1999

IT WOULD BE hard to think of two female singers more different than Alison Krauss and Me'Shell Ndegeocello. Krauss, a straight European-American from the Midwestern ...

Alison Krauss: Forget About It

Review and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, September 1999

The German immigrant’s daughter from Illinois, who somehow became a bluegrass child prodigy, moves on from purism to pure beauty. ...

Alison Krauss + Union Station: New Favorite

Review and Interview by Sid Griffin, MOJO, September 2001

First album from Decatur, Illinois' finest since the bluegrass breakthrough of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. ...

Let Me Touch You For A While: Alison Krauss Creates Intimacy Amongst the Disenfranchised

Essay by Holly Gleason, Rock's Backpages, 16 September 2002

THERE IT WAS ONE DAY – propped against my doorway in West Hollywood – a plain brown cardboard box like so many others. Anonymous. Almost ...

Alison Krauss + Union Station: Live

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, February 2003

Stunning two-CD document of last summer's Louisville, Kentucky shows ...

Alison Krauss and Union Station: Lonely Runs Both Ways

Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 19 November 2004

THIS IS KRAUSS'S first studio album for three years, though in the meantime she's delivered a bestselling live album, won three Grammy awards, and made ...

Alison Krauss and Union Station: Lonely Runs Both Ways

Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, January 2005

Contradictory country star's studio follow-up to 2002's double live album, Live. ...

Alison Krauss: An Interview

Interview by Paul Sexton, Daily Telegraph, 22 July 2009

ALISON KRAUSS IS wandering through a meadow, elegantly, if incongruously, attired in a black ballgown, her fingers languorously brushing the tall grass as she sings ...

Various Artists: 40 Years Of Rounder Records

Review by Kate Mossman, The Word, January 2011

Now in new hands, Rounder Records looks back after four decades of progressive signings in country, blues and folk. ...

Alison Krauss And Union Station: Paper Airplane

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, May 2011

ALISON KRAUSS' STOCK has never been higher. Forget the sales figures, soundtracks and groaning sack of Grammys — 26 to date, the highest for a ...

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

Interview by 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 ...

Alison Krauss: Flight Plan

Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, November 2011

IF I WERE TO tell you that Alison Krauss has won more Grammy Awards than any other female artist, and is third on the all-time ...

Crossing County Lines: Jerry Douglas + Alison Krauss Call Their Friends for Americana Night

Live Review by Holly Gleason, No Depression, 3 June 2013

AMERICANA – as the big tent pitched by the Americana Music Association – is its own conundrum. Drawing an audience that's decidedly 30+, it embraces ...

Five Years That Revolutionized Country Music

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2019

THE COUNTRY MUSIC situation in 1985 was so dire that The New York Times published an article that, if not quite an obituary, was a ...

see also Robert Plant and Alison Krauss


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