Get Ready for Country Star, Alison Krauss, as She Heads to Wilkes-Barre
Throughout her illustrious career, Alison Krauss has released 14 studio albums and has received a total of 42 Grammy Award nominations. Her 27 Grammy Awards make the her the most awarded singer and female artist in GRAMMY Award history. Krauss’ new album, Windy City, is her first effort away from her band Union Station in a decade.
The album, which is her debut project for Capitol Records and produced by renowned music legend Buddy Cannon, has received critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations. Alison has won seven Country Music Association Awards and 27 Grammy Awards, including five for Raising Sand, her collaboration with Robert Plant that won Album of the Year and Record of the Year in 2009. Alison Krauss and Union Station's 2011 Paper Airplane album won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and topped Billboard's Folk, Country and Bluegrass charts.
Alison Krauss inhabits – and liberates – the very essence that makes each of the songs eternal. While they span different eras and musical genres, there is a unifying sensibility. Some of the songs are familiar – like “Gentle On My Mind,” a signature song of Glen Campbell’s, and “You Don’t Know Me” which was a hit for Eddy Arnold and Ray Charles. Others were lesser known, like Willie Nelson’s “I Never Cared For You” and “All Alone Am I,” originally recorded by Brenda Lee. Some were songs she’d never heard before; some were songs she’d known nearly her whole life, particularly those she brought in from the bluegrass world. Alison had no idea when she suggested to Buddy that they record “Dream of Me,” a song she recalled from childhood, that he had written it. It took some persuasion, but he agreed to sing backup on the track, along with his daughter Melonie Cannon.
Now, you can see her live at Wilkes-Barre’s very own, F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, June 10th!
Even though B' nai B' rith Apartments in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!
Sunday, June 10, 2018—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
71 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701