My music playlist for today (September 10, 2012 edition)

I’m a sucker for bluegrass music.  There’s something about it that’s so pure, especially when you combine the music with a voice that fits the feeling.

English: Alison Krauss performing with Robert ...

English: Alison Krauss performing with Robert Plant at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of the better modern voices for bluegrass belongs to Alison Krauss.  Combine that voice with her songwriting and fiddling, and you have a powerhouse talent.  Add on the talent that comes from Union Station, and it’s tough to top.

Through her work with Union Station and what she’s done with soundtracks (think of the movies “O Brother Where Art Thou?” and “Cold Mountain”), she’s helped to bring about a modern revival of the oldest form of country music.

It certainly helped that revival for her to be paired up with legendary Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant for some award-winning music.

Awards are nothing new to Krauss.  She’s tied as the third-youngest Grammy Award winner in the honor’s history — receiving her first in 1991 when she was around 20 years old — and she’s the most awarded singer and most awarded female artist in the history of the Grammys.

Just think, she’s still got a long way to go in her career.

About A View From The Middle (Class)

Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that puts us back into the "middle class." I won't stop blogging, though. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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3 Responses to My music playlist for today (September 10, 2012 edition)

  1. Bumba says:

    Whattayamean you’re a sucker for bluegrass music? Don’t be ashamed. Bluegrass is wonderful, and way better than it’s degenerate child that they call Country Western. Allison Krauss carries on the tradition. The old bluegrassers were of course the best.

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