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.

3 thoughts on “My music playlist for today (September 10, 2012 edition)

  1. 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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