Share Your Passion: Alison Krauss and Union Station.

28 Apr

Tonight, in approximately 4 hours, I’ll be with my mom in Columbia about to hear Alison Krauss and Union Station perform live! As I’ve said in previous posts, my parents listened to Alison Krauss and Union Station a lot as I was growing up (as well as Shawn Colvin and Emmylou Harris), so her music has a strong connection to my childhood. I’ve wanted to hear Alison Krauss perform live for a long time, and I’m really glad that I’m finally getting the opportunity.

I’ve always been drawn to bluegrass. Since I’ve lived in the mountains since August, I’ve gotten an even broader view of “mountain music.” However, for me, bluegrass will always be its defining feature for me. In general, I love music. I think Alison’s voice is what draws me most to her music though. It’s simple, but at the same time, it’s so deeply beautiful (at least that is my opinion of it).

I can’t wait to experience her music live. I talked to a friend a few months back who’s seen her live, and she said that the concert was simply magical. However, I’d expect no less from Alison Krauss. I was watching an interview she had with PBS last December, and I never realized that entered the music scene at such an early age. She recorded for the first time when she was 14! That blows my mind, but at the same time, I’m not all that surprised.

She has a true gift for music. Anyone can see that. And whether you’re a gifted musician or a gifted writer, you’ve got to share your passion. It took me a long time to understand that concept. However, when I realized how much I wanted to share my own story, I guess the concept was easier to grasp. In terms of being an artist or a writer, it’s not that we want to make money (though that is definitely important when you’re trying to make a living). It’s the fact that we express ourselves through our music or words. It’s what gives us meaning in our lives. And when you’ve got the need the express that passion or dream with others, you find a way to do it.

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14 Responses to “Share Your Passion: Alison Krauss and Union Station.”

  1. shoreacres April 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    What a wonderful time you’ll have! I discovered Bluegrass in 1978-80, around California and Utah. I came to it through Ricky Skaggs, Hot Rize, Tony Rice and groups like the McClain Family Band. Later, I got the chance to hear Alison live with the Tony Rice Unit – 1988, I believe. Her talent is unbelievable, and the music’s so fine.

    I’m a great fan of Emmylou, too. Back when I first heard these folks, we were buying albums, or maybe tapes. CDs hadn’t taken over yet, let alone iPods.

    Enjoy the evening!

  2. terry1954 April 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    you are so lucky!! enjoy

  3. Anne Sikes April 28, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    I LOVE their music! She has such an angelic voice, and they are all such fine musicians. Have a great time!! Can’t wait to hear about it. 🙂

  4. LA Edwards April 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    I hope your having the time of your life! I too love Alison Krauss. She sounds like an angel when she sings. You are so lucky to have the opportunity to see her performance live. Yay you!

  5. Hot Rod Cowgirl April 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    I hope you have a great time…lots of good stuff:) I love Alison Krauss!!!!!

  6. frankoshanko April 28, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Alison has soul in her music. I love it! Nice post! ( :

  7. Carrie April 29, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    I sat listening to a blue grass band this afternoon and thought of your post. Now that I live in Asheville I look for it everywhere. When you read this the show will be over and your love for this music even stronger. I hope you had a great time!

  8. Errign April 29, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Hope you had fun! I looooove Shawn Colvin!

  9. vidyerthy April 29, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I am envious!! Alison Krauss is fantastic… Have a great time…

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