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Seems that Alison Krauss has fronted Union Station for a long time. In fact, she was a teenager when she recorded the album Too Late to Cry and released it in 1987 with the band Union Station. After more than two decades, contemporary bluegrass has never sounded more mature and intense.

Alison Krauss & Union Station are touring following the April release of their latest album, Paper Airplane – her first album of all-new recordings with the band since 2004, and a poignant, prairie-tinged follow up to 2007’s Raising Sand, her blockbuster collaboration with rock music’s Robert Plant.

Just as they did throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Krauss and the band still draw new fans to fiddle music and America’s roots sound in country and folk. Paper Airplane quickly rose on the music charts and earned Krauss two more Grammy Awards last month, making her the most decorated living artists in Grammy history. Alison Krauss & Union Station are no strangers to acclaim.

Add to this impeccably well-tailored outfit of Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski, Ron Block and Barry Bales a studio production legend like Mike Shipley, and you have a collection of songs lovingly crafted and performed to the fascination of Krauss & Union Station fans, which are plentiful in a music-loving town like Tulsa. Krauss and the band are booked to play Brady Theater on March 24. There’s little rest for this band – the next evening, March 25, the group hops over to Oklahoma City and its OKC Civic Center Music Hall. Everyone can get on board with that. For more, go online at www.bradytheater.com and to www.okcciviccenter.com for details on both shows.

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