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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Friday To-Do: Alison Krauss & Union Station

Posted By on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Alison Krauss & Union Station play Harding University Friday night.
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station play Harding University Friday night.

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION
8 p.m. Harding University. $40-$50.

Of all the unlikely yet enduring success stories in pop music, Alison Krauss has to rank up near the top. An angel-voiced child prodigy fiddler who found major success in the early '90s playing pop-inflected bluegrass? Who went on to figure prominently on the massively popular "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack and its resulting tour and concert film? Who then went on to record a collaboration with Robert Plant that sold like a zillion copies to Starbucks customers around the world?

Huh. It's safe to say nobody saw that one coming. Hell, it's almost enough to make one not feel so cynical about the soullessness and prefab fakeness of most of the rest of the music industry.

This performance includes dobro maestro Jerry Douglas.

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