Krauss & Union Station Plan Live Album, DVD
Bluegrass favorites Alison Krauss & Union Station will release a two-disc live album Nov. 5 via Rounder Records. The as-yet-untitled set was recorded April 29-30 at the Palace Theatre in LouisvillBluegrass favorites Alison Krauss & Union Station will release a two-disc live album Nov. 5 via Rounder Records. The as-yet-untitled set was recorded April 29-30 at the Palace Theatre in Louisville, Ky., as the act wrapped up its spring tour. A DVD shot over the course of the same shows will follow on a still-to-be-determined date.
While the concerts throughout the tour featured Krauss' considerable fiddle and vocal talents, they also found her sharing the spotlight with her Union Station bandmates. Although the full track listing for the sets have not been released, fans can expect to see and hear considerable input from dobro master Jerry Douglas, banjoist/guitarist Ron Block, and featured performer Dan Tyminski. The latter is also known as the singing voice of George Clooney's character on the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack.
At the time, Krauss & Union Station were touring in support of the Rounder release "New Favorite," and also taped a performance for the PBS series Austin City Limits. The episode is scheduled to air on or about Oct. 19; check local listings for a specific airdate in your area.
"New Favorite," which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, helped the group and its members pull in a slew of International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards nominations, including best album, song of the year for the set's "Lucky Man," and best instrumental band.
Krauss was also nominated for best female vocalist, while Tyminski earned best male vocalist and guitarist nods, Block for best banjo player, Douglas for best dobro player, and member Barry Bales for best bassist. Block's solo set "Faraway Land" was also nominated for the best Gospel album honor. Krauss & Union station will be on hand to perform Oct. 17 at the IBMA awards show at Louisville's Kentucky Center for the Arts.
The group, which recently finished a stand on the second Down From the Mountain tour, is also nominated for four Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Those honors will be handed out Nov. 6 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, and broadcast live on CBS.