View Full Version : Alison Krauss - what do you think of her genre?
04-22-2003, 03:42 PM
ok, by mistake, I grabbed Alison Krauss + Union Station SACD Live in KY, thinking it was somebody else. Put in on the player, and it came along her song, not bad. But, I am curious, she sang ballads, reminds me the early James Taylor's album, is she more country than folk? or the other way around? Anyways, I wonder how many AK fans out here in the Polkland?
For those Jazz fans out here, check out Peter Cincotti album. I think he is going to be big, just like the early days of Harry Connick Jr. I strongly recommend this one. It was on Today's show yesterday, very talented piano player (only 22 years old)..
04-22-2003, 04:52 PM
Alison Krause received some publicity from the O Brother soundtrack. My understanding is that she is primarily folk... but if you dig a little, what many consider 'folk' is very much like early 'country'. I think she has a nice voice and keeps the music simple. Her music is sort of the anti-Spector.
Diana Krall also has a very nice, smooth voice. She applies her talents more to ... piano bar type music.. jazz vocals, etc.
"Polk" Paul DiComo
04-22-2003, 09:08 PM
You just brought up an artist that I am listening to a whole lot. I HIGHLY recommend you try her CD "New Favorite." This CD is available in SACD format also and sounds amazing but the music is so good I'd listen to it on a cassette deck (ouch). The disc ranges from folk to contemporary country to hoedown bluegrass and also features the guy who sang the "Foggy Bottom Boys" lead in O Brother. (Great flick BTW).
OK let's see how many of you folks get the CD and like it...
04-22-2003, 09:21 PM
I also really like Krall, she is soo good, my kinda muzak!
I'll check that album, will let you know what I think.
04-22-2003, 10:18 PM
I'm certainly not into the folk genre as a whole, but Alison is very good. Friend turned me onto her a while back.
04-23-2003, 01:47 AM
Allison Krauss is wonderful. I own several of her albums. Love her voice. She is on my list for must see live. I guess I would classify her style more as bluegrass than any other. Sort of a modern version of Mother Maybell Carter. Some of her music, however, does lean somewhat to a country sound, though.
If you like Allison, perhaps you should give a listen to Iris DeMent. I would say her style is contemporary folk. Some of her lyrics are much like those of John Prine.
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