Alex Massie

Saturday Afternoon Country: Alison Krauss

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A shocking hiatus had turned this weekly tour along the dirt tracks of American folk and country music into just a more-or-less-weekly series. But we're back this week and back with a good 'un. I can't believe it's taken this long to get round to featuring Alison Krauss and her band Union Station.

I know there are some people who find Krauss's crossover appeal irritating and who'd prefer her to return to her bluegrass roots. But her collaborations with the likes of Robert Plant are interesting and just another string to her fiddle. Heck, AKUS are so good they can make even Genesis songs sound good.

But here they are performing the great Every Time You Say Goodbye in concert

last year

a few years ago*...

*Thanks, Tal.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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