Picks and Pans Review: So Long So Wrong
Alison Krauss & Union Station
After recent work more influenced by the contemporary sounds of Nashville and rock than traditional bluegrass, Krauss returns to form in this album of new material with Union Station. A champion fiddler in her teens, now a veteran performer and producer at 25, she unleashes her angelic soprano, carrying songs along like a breeze through a field of wild-flowers. It’s a voice perfectly suited to the tales of loss and redemption found in this collection.
So Long So Wrong is a true collaborative effort that showcases her crackerjack band and artfully blends traditional bluegrass with touching ballads. Somewhere the late Bill Monroe, father of bluegrass music, is no doubt smiling. (Rounder)