At the heart of bluegrass music is the close ensemble playing of the major strings: mandolin, violin, banjo, and guitar, typically backed by a double bass. Alison Krauss and Union Station add one final factor that places them in the top ranks of bluegrass, and that is the strikingly pure and expressive voice of Krauss herself. Alison Krauss has been much in demand. She is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, sings with other artists, and is acclaimed for her work in the picture "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (We should note that Dan Tyminski, another member of Union Station also contributed vocals to the film.)

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NPR's Bob Edwards talks to bluegrass fiddler and singer Alison Krauss. She's enjoyed growing popularity since her performance on the soundtrack to the movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou." (February 02, 2002)
Country, With Twang and Pop
New York Times article discusses Krauss' career and tour in support of ''Forget About It.'' (April 30, 2000)
Krauss cultivates bluegrass into crossover success
CNN Worldbeat interview with Krauss. (November 16, 1999)
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Album review by George Graham. (April 16, 1997)
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