Over the past 15 years, Alison Krauss + Union Station
have helped bluegrass grow from a regional art form to a nationwide sensation. New Favorite
, their newest collection, is a gem: a set of artful, soulful songs that will appeal not only to long term fans, but also to those who recently discovered the band through the hit movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Continuing in the longstanding tradition of alternating Alison Krauss solo albums with Alison Krauss + Union Station collaborations, New Favorite, the follow-up to 1999's Forget About It, is a full-band effort, featuring, along with Krauss's own virtuoso fiddling and exquisite vocals, Dan Tyminski (the singing voice of George Clooney in the movie) on guitar, mandolin, and two lead vocals, Ron Block on banjo, guitar and vocals, Jerry Douglas on Dobro, and Barry Bales on bass and vocals. The result is a masterful blend of voices and instruments, of styles and of souls. With 13 tracks of hard-driving bluegrass, introspective ballads, and everything in-between, New Favorite stands as the definitive Alison Krauss + Union Station album.
Produced by Alison Krauss & Union Station.