Alison Krauss & Union Station 2011 tour coming to campusAlison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will bring their
Paper Airplane Tour 2011 to Searcy, Ark., at Harding University’s
Benson Auditorium Sept. 16, 2011. Tickets will go on sale Saturday,
May 21, and will be available at www.HardingCABtickets.com. Tickets will
be $40-50 for the general public and $20-30 for Harding University
students, faculty and staff. All seats reserved.
On April 12, 2011, Rounder Records released the eagerly anticipated
Alison Krauss and Union Station album, Paper Airplane. The album
debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, Bluegrass
Albums Chart and No. 3 on the Top 200 Album Chart. 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-winning Lonely Runs Both Ways (Rounder). It is Krauss’ first
release since her 2007 internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum
collaboration with Robert Plant, Raising Sand, which won six Grammys
including “Record Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year.”
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), will crisscross the nation
beginning this summer performing over 50 dates.
Part of Alison Krauss’ incontestable talent is how effortlessly she
bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. A
highly sought-after collaborator, Krauss has worked with some of the
biggest names in popular music, including James Taylor, Phish, Dolly
Parton, Yo Yo Ma & Bonnie Raitt. Since signing with Rounder Records at
the age of 14 in 1985 Krauss has sold in excess of 12 million albums
and garnered 26 Grammy Awards, the most for any female and the third
most of any recording artist in Grammy history. Her breathtaking live
performances should not be missed.
For more information, contact the Harding University Campus Life
office at 501-279-4106.