Allison Krauss and the Union Station
Alison Krauss Birthdate: July 23, 1971 Birthplace: Decatur, IL Hometown: Champaign, IL
Barry Bales Birthdate: August 23, 1969 Birthplace: Kingsport, TN Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Ron Block Birthdate: July 30, 1964 Birthplace: Inglewood, CA Hometown: Torrance, CA
Adam Steffey Birthdate: November 24, 1965 Birthplace: Virginia Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Dan Tyminski Birthdate: June 20, 1967 Birthplace: Rutland, VT Hometown: West Rutland, VT
Alison Krauss helped bring bluegrass to a new audience in the '90s. Blending bluegrass with folk, Krauss was instantly acclaimed from the start of her career, but it wasn't until her platinum-selling 1995 compilation, Now That I've Found You, that she became a mainstream star. Between her 1987 debut Too Late to Cry and Now That I've Found You, she matured from a child prodigy to a versatile, ambitious and diverse musician and, in the process, made some of the freshest bluegrass of the late '80s and early '90s.
When Allison was five years old, she began playing the violin, taking classical lessons. She soon tired of the regiments of classical playing and began performing country and bluegrass licks. At the age of eight, she began entering talent contests in and around her native Champaign, Illinois. Two years later, she had her own band. In 1983, when she was 12 years old, she won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America named her the Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest. In 1985, Allison made her recording debut on an album, playing on a record made by her brother Viktor, Jim Hoiles, and Bruce Weiss. The album was called Different Strokes and appeared on the independent Fiddle Tunes label. Later that year, she signed to Rounder Records. She was 14 years old at the time.
Tuesday, March 25, 1997 - Alison Krauss & Union Station release their Latest Album, so long, so wrong.It contains the hit song "Looking in the Eyes of Love".