Review: Alison Krauss and Union Station, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
US bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and her band Union Station kicked off their UK tour in Birmingham with a magical blend of soaring vocals and peerless musicianship.
Krauss, the most lauded woman in Grammy history, is the undoubted star of the show. But her collaboration with Union Station, stretching back more than 20 years, is very much a partnership. And it’s a sublime one at that.
The night showcased songs from the new album, Paper Airplane, including the eponymous title track and the prairie howl of Dust Bowl Children, on which band leader Dan Tyminski takes lead vocals.
Tyminski was the “voice” of George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou? and one of the night’s biggest cheers was for Man Of Constant Sorrow.
The show closed to a gorgeous medley including When You Say Nothing at All, Down In The River And Pray and Your Long Journey. Spine-tingling.