Alison Krauss and Union Station will strike while the iron is still hot with the Nov. 23 release of their next Rounder album, "Lonely Runs Both Ways." Krauss has reached a new peak in visibility this
Alison Krauss and Union Station will strike while the iron is still hot with the Nov. 23 release of their next Rounder album, "Lonely Runs Both Ways." Krauss has reached a new peak in visibility this year, performing at the Grammys and the Oscars and garnering five nominations for the upcoming Country Music Association awards, at which she will also perform with Brad Paisley.
The new 15-track set finds Krauss and guitarist/vocalist Dan Tyminski, dobro player Jerry Douglas, banjo/guitarist/vocalist Ron Block and bassist/vocalist Barry Bales tackling such songs as Del McCoury's "Rain Please Go Away," Woody Guthrie's "Pastures of Plenty" and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings' "Wouldn't Be So Bad."
Krauss co-wrote "This Sad Song" with Alison Brown, while Block turns in "I Don't Have To Live This Way" and album closer "A Living Prayer." The set is rounded out by four tunes penned by Robert Lee Castleman, including opener "Gravity" and first single "Restless."
"Lonely Runs Both Ways" follows 2002's "Live," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Bluegrass Albums chart, and the 2001 studio set "New Favorite," which hit No. 2 on the same tally.
Although a run of December tour dates is not yet confirmed, Krauss and Union Station will perform during release week on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and the following month on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Here is the track list for "Lonely Runs Both Ways":
"Rain Please Go Away"
"Goodbye Is All We Have"
"Wouldn't Be So Bad"
"Pastures of Plenty"
"Crazy As Me"
"Poor Old Heart"
"This Sad Song"
"Doesn't Have To Be This Way"
"I Don't Have To Live this Way"
"If I Didn't Know Any Better"
"A Living Prayer"