April 30, 2011

To find out when the Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert will be shown in your area, check out:HTTP://WWW.ROUNDERARTISTS.COM/PBS/PBSLIST.HTM or CLICK HERE.

The show will start airing on March 8th so don't miss the opportunity to see this very special show with Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck, Irma Thomas, Minnie Driver, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, Steve Martin and more!




April 20, 2011

Last week saw the release of the hugely anticipated Paper Airplane (Rounder Records), the first album from Alison Krauss & Union Station in seven years. The band's sixth full length album was met with universal critical acclaim and a busy release week brought them to New York City where they performed the album's title track on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS and The Today Show on NBC, as well as a 3-song performance on NPR affiliate station WNYC'sSoundcheck.



April 12, 2011

Today Alison Krauss & Union Station have released their new album, Paper Airplane – Alison’s 14th album and the band’s follow-up to 2004’s triple GRAMMY Award-winning Lonely Runs Both Ways.

A deluxe edition of Paper Airplane is being offered exclusively at Target retail stores nationwide and on TARGET.COM.

The Target deluxe edition features six additional songs, including three exclusive studio songs – “These Days” and “A Place Outside,” both written by Angel Snow and Krauss’ brother, Viktor Krauss; and “Frozen Fields,” composed by Jeff Black and Jon Randall. Three bonus tracks also available on the album include Krauss and her band performing live versions of “We Hide & Seek,” “Faraway Land” and “Every Time You Say Goodbye.”

You can also purchase Paper Airplane online at iTunes, Amazon.com andAlisonKrauss.com.

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April 11, 2011

To coincide with the Tuesday, 4/12 release of their new album, Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will perform new music onLate Show with David LettermanWednesday, April 13. The show airs 11:35p ET/PT on CBS.

On Thursday, April 14, the band will also perform on NBC's The Today Show. Check your local listings for air times.



April 07, 2011

Target Corp. today announced its partnership with Alison Krauss & Union Station for the exclusive, deluxe edition ofPaper Airplane – Alison’s 14th album and the band’s follow-up to 2004’s triple GRAMMY Award-winning Lonely Runs Both Ways. The deluxe edition of Paper Airplane is now available for pre-order atTARGET.COM and will be offered at Target retail stores nationwide beginning April 12.

“Alison Krauss is a revival figure in the world of bluegrass and roots music with more GRAMMY Awards than any other female recording artist in history,” said John Butcher, vice president of Entertainment for Target. “We know Target’s guests will enjoy this wonderful addition to our diverse roster of exclusive music partnerships.”

The Target deluxe edition features six additional songs, including three exclusive studio songs – “These Days” and “A Place Outside,” both written by Angel Snow and Krauss’ brother, Viktor Krauss; and “Frozen Fields,” composed by Jeff Black and Jon Randall. Three bonus tracks also available on the album include Krauss and her band performing live versions of “We Hide & Seek,” “Faraway Land” and “Every Time You Say Goodbye.”

PRE-ORDER THE DELUXE EDITION AT TARGET.COM >>


April 04, 2011

Alison Krauss & Union Stationfeaturing Jerry Douglas are set to criss-cross the country this summer on a nationwide tour eventually taking them to over 50 cities. It has been several years since Alison Krauss along with Union Station band members Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin and lead vocals), Barry Bales (bass and harmony vocals), Ron Block (banjo, guitar and harmony vocals), and Jerry Douglas (Dobro and harmony vocals) toured together. Their last go around saw raves from critics who witnessed “Krauss and Union Station induce awe with their musical virtuosity...pangs of heartache with their ballads of disillusionment and, most significantly, the giddiness that results from hearing a familiar tune played well."(Chicago Sun Times) It is with great pleasure that they announce their live return with a nationwide tour, set to kick off in Louisville, KY on June 4th.

On April 12th, 2011 Rounder Records will release the eagerly anticipatedAlison Krauss and Union Station album, Paper Airplane. A truly breathtaking collection of 11 exquisite songs, Paper Airplane is Krauss’ 14th album and the band’s follow-up to 2004’s triple Grammy® winningLonely Runs Both Ways.

Part of Alison Krauss’ incontestable talent is how effortlessly she bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. Don't miss this opportunity to catch the stunning live performances of Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas.

Keep checking the EVENTS page here on AlisonKrauss.com as we'll be adding more dates, pre-sale and on-sale information.

Initial list of confirmed Dates:

JUNE
4 Louisville, KY The Palace
5 Louisville, KY The Palace
9 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn
10 Kettering, OH Fraze Pavilion
11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
21 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
23 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
24 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
25 Berkeley, CA The Greek
26 Davis, CA Mondavi Center
28 Jacksonville OR Britt Pavillion
29 Troutdale, OR Edgefield

JULY
1 Bosie, ID Botanical Gardens
7 Courtenay, BC Vancouver Island Musicfest
8 Redmond, WA Marymoor Amphitheatre
9 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
22 Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music
23 Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Melody Tent
24 Holyoke, MA Mountain Park
27 Danbury, CT Ives Concert Park
28 Boston, MA Wang Center
29 Chautauqua, NY Institution Amphitheatre
30 Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Pavillion

AUGUST
5 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Pavilion
6 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater
7 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
9 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest
11 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre
12 Asheville, NC The Biltmore
13 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
19 St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Au-Rene Theater
21 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd hall

SEPTEMBER
2 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
4 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Gardens
8 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
9 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
22 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
24 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
25 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre


March 22, 2011

Visit iTunes to pre-order Paper Airplane,the new album from Alison Krauss & Union Station, and receive an instant download of the title track, "Paper Airplane."

With your pre-order you will also get an exclusive song, "These Days" when you receive your full download upon album release on April 12, 2011. A digital booklet is included as well.

PRE-ORDER PAPER AIRPLANE ON ITUNES NOW >>



March 02, 2011

Alison & Union Station reveal cover art and track listing for their upcoming album,Paper Airplane...in stores April 12, 2011.

Paper Airplane track list in full:

1. Paper Airplane
2. Dustbowl Children
3. Lie Awake
4. Lay My Burden Down
5. My Love Follows You Where You Go
6. Dimming Of The Day
7. On The Outside Looking In
8. Miles To Go
9. Sinking Stone
10. Bonita and Bill Butler
11. My Opening Farewell



December 21, 2010

On Thursday, December 22nd, AKUS will appear on "The Talk", which airs on CBS.  Please check local listings for exact air time in your area.  More information about "The Talk" can be found at:  HTTP://WWW.CBS.COM/SHOWS/THE_TALK On Friday, December 23rd, AKUS will appear on "Tavis Smiley", which airs on PBS.  Please check your local listings for exact air time in your area.  More information about "Tavis Smiley" can be found at:  HTTP://WWW.PBS.ORG/WNET/TAVISSMILEY


October 10, 2010

Alison will be sharing the stage with Jerry Douglas, Ron Block, Carmella Ramsey and Viktor Krauss this Saturday, October 30th at a celebration of the legendary Charlie Louvin's new album release. Also performing will be Ed Bruce, Valerie Smith & Becky Buller, the Wildwood Valley Boys and more.

The event will also feature a full listening party of Charlie's new album, The Battle Rages On, as well as live and silent auctions throughout the day. Proceeds from the event will be donated to help offset Louvin's ongoing battle with Pancreatic cancer.

Charlie Louvin's music has had a tremendous impact and influence on generations of artists and Alison is thrilled to be taking part in this event.

Alison hits the stage at 7:00pm at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall in Bell Buckle, TN. Additional details, including ticket information can be found HERE.


September 17, 2010

Alison Krauss has joined the line-up for theInternational Bluegrass Music Association Awards, taking placeSeptember 30 at the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. She'll be playing with Union Station and co-hosts Jerry Douglas and Sharon and Cheryl White.

Other performers include Dierks Bentley, Blue Highway, the Del McCoury Band and IIIrd Tyme Out. The night will also pay tribute to this year's Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductees - the late John Hartford and Louise Scruggs. Earl Scruggs and sons Gary and Randy will perform in their honor.

Buy your tickets to attend the night of bluegrass HERE >>


September 09, 2010

Alison is thrilled to be joining host Keith Urban and an all-star lineup of friends returning to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, October 5 for We're All For The Hall, a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at a family friendly $25 and $35 (does not include TICKETMASTER surcharge), will go on sale Friday, September 17, at 10:00 AM. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on September 17 at WWW.COUNTRYMUSICHALLOFFAME.ORG.

The show—which will feature performances from Alison, Keith Urban,Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, John Mayer, Alan Jackson,Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert and Billy Currington—promises to be a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime evening of music, friendship and camaraderie.

The All for the Hall pre-sale will begin at 10am on Wednesday, 9/15 and run through 10pm on Thursday, 9/16.


June 20, 2010

Bass man Barry Bales, known as the bassist for Alison Krauss and Union Station, has a contest for all the bass players out there. Simply create and submit a video of how you carry your bass around, how you travel with it to shows or anything following the theme of the contest: Have Bass Will Travel.

Contestants have until August 20th to enter and the winner will receive a soft bass case from Colorado Case and free registration and accommodations to The Bass Strummit in January 2011. Click HERE for more information and to submit your video and good luck!


May 07, 2010

Due to severe flooding and advice of emergency management, the performance scheduled for tonight in Memphis has been cancelled. This cancellation is for the Alison Krauss and Union Station performance, and not the entire Memphis In May Festival. Please check WWW.MEMPHISINMAY.ORG for official festival information.


May 04, 2010

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The Grammy award-winning bassist demonstrates the style and technique he employs with Alison Krauss and Union Station.

Barry Bales has been among the most celebrated upright bassists in bluegrass and country music the past 20 years. He has multiple Grammy awards, plus trophies from the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Country Music Association. His bass is featured in recordings from Alison Krauss and Union Station where he is the full-time bass players, and in films like Walk The Line and O Brother, Where Art Thou.

In this two hour and 20 minute DVD, Barry shares his thoughts on the appropriate role of the bass, and demonstrates many of the techniques that have made him a first call musician in both bluegrass and country music. AcuTab’s John Lawless leads Barry through a discussion of his background and influences before they move on to songs. Barry also covers important topics like tone production, walking bass, percussive ‘ghost’ notes, and more.

Order your copy now by visiting WWW.BARRYBALES.NET, or by CLICKING HERE.


May 03, 2010

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Make sure you continue to check the TOUR page for all the latest info and announcements about 2010 AKUS tour dates. Recently added shows include:

June 4 – Shelburne, VT – Shelburne Museum

June 5 – Rochester, NY – Highland Bowl

June 6 – Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam

The performance date for The Hangout: Beach Music and Arts festival was also just announced. AKUS will be performing in Gulf Shores, AL on May 14th.

We hope you can make it out to a show this summer!


May 01, 2010

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Please be aware that we have learned that some ticket sales websites are incorrectly advertising that Alison Krauss will appear and perform with Dan Tyminski at the B.B. King Club in New York City on May 23, 2010.

Alison is not and never was scheduled to appear and perform with Dan at the B.B. King Club show. We have attempted to contact these ticket websites and have them remove the mistaken advertisement.

As her fans all know Alison has the highest regard for Dan and she has no doubt that Dan and his musical guests will put on a great show. It’s just that Alison was never scheduled to be a part of that show and does not want ticket buyers to be misled to believing she will appear in the show.


April 30, 2010

To find out when the Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert will be shown in your area, check out:HTTP://WWW.ROUNDERARTISTS.COM/PBS/PBSLIST.HTM or CLICK HERE.

The show will start airing on March 8th so don’t miss the opportunity to see this very special show with Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck, Irma Thomas, Minnie Driver, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, Steve Martin and more!

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