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Review: Alison Krauss and Union Station deliver pitch-perfect pickin' at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater




Sunday night's concert with Alison Krauss and Union Station at Ruth Eckerd Hall sold out a long time ago. Such is the power of Krauss' fragile voice and her band's delicate musicianship, which was on full display Sunday in Clearwater.

Sean Daly was among the 2,180 in attendance, and he writes:

Her band, the also practically perfect Union Station, is made up of master craftsmen, especially dobro picker Jerry Douglas and guitarist Dan Tyminski aka the singing voice of George Clooney in the Coen bros flick O Brother, Where Art Thou? From the opening Paper Airplane, the title cut from the gang's new album, to a mesmerizing acoustic close that included Krauss' three-hankie-special take on Keith Whitley's When You Say Nothing at All, the entire outfit proved a remarkable lesson in pickin'-party chemistry.

Click here for Sean's full Alison Krauss review.

Photo: Joseph Garnett Jr., tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 11:16am]


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