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(VANITY) Does anyone know the politics of Allison Krauss and the Union Station?
12-20-2004 | Me

Posted on 12/20/2004 3:23:27 PM PST by The Anti-Democrat

Please spare me the lectures, but I am thinking about taking my wife (who is a fan) to their concert next month in Columbia, SC, and want to know whether I can ethically support them or not. I do not willingly give my $$$ to libs if I can help it. Thanks in advance.


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1 posted on 12/20/2004 3:23:27 PM PST by The Anti-Democrat
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To: The Anti-Democrat

She sure sings sweet.


2 posted on 12/20/2004 3:24:56 PM PST by Max Combined
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To: The Anti-Democrat

All I know is that she plays and sings circles around Ashcroft.


3 posted on 12/20/2004 3:25:14 PM PST by Pahuanui (When a foolish man hears of the Tao, he laughs out loud)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

We have worked with her and she has been to our church. She is the real deal. Go and enjoy her concert. It will be wonderful.


4 posted on 12/20/2004 3:26:49 PM PST by Grammy
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To: The Anti-Democrat

Thanks for the heads up. If I can get half decent tickets, I hope to go also.


5 posted on 12/20/2004 3:27:55 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The Anti-Democrat

I doubt you would ever find a Lib that would listen to Allison Krauss and Union Station. Too much Gospel themed music for them ;) Think you should be fine.


6 posted on 12/20/2004 3:33:52 PM PST by JustAnAmerican (Being Independent means never having to say you're Partisan)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

Listening to Ricky Skaggs right now and I don't want to know his politics.


7 posted on 12/20/2004 3:34:42 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

Best voice in country.


8 posted on 12/20/2004 3:35:08 PM PST by Tax-chick (Keep Christ in Christmas starting at sundown on December 24!)
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To: Tax-chick

Sings like an angel


9 posted on 12/20/2004 3:36:56 PM PST by spokeshave (Strategery + Schardenfreude = Stratenschardenfreudery)
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To: The Anti-Democrat
I think your question is silly. What does their political offiliation matter?

If someone is a liberal or gay or anything else in their personal lives (and make it a point to keep it personal)...why should we care?

Enjoy the work they do and forget about the other crap.

10 posted on 12/20/2004 3:37:03 PM PST by zarf
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To: zarf
off.....affiliation
11 posted on 12/20/2004 3:37:47 PM PST by zarf
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To: The Anti-Democrat

She "shuts up and sings." As long as she's not spouting her opinions, I'll be happy to appreciate her considerable talent.


12 posted on 12/20/2004 3:38:48 PM PST by EllaMinnow (Merry Christmas, Y'all!)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

I received my tickets in the mail today for the concert in Melbourne, FL on Feb. 4. Get 'em if you can.


13 posted on 12/20/2004 3:39:30 PM PST by dwg2
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To: JustAnAmerican

I'm a liberal, and I listen to Alison Krauss on a semi-regular basis. Her voice defies party lines.

Honestly, though, if the music makes you happy, listen to it. The money is going to go through her, her agent, her record company, the owner of the venue, the workers at the venue, the roadies on the tour. So many people. Some of it will go to "liberal" causes at some point. Just like plenty of the money that comes in from a Springsteen concert ends up going toward conservative causes. Her act isn't political (as far as I know, anyways), so just go, enjoy, and don't worry about it.


14 posted on 12/20/2004 3:40:28 PM PST by munchtipq
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To: The Anti-Democrat

If they shut up and sing, I would say "Have a great time"

I would go if they were appearing near me.


15 posted on 12/20/2004 3:44:00 PM PST by hattend (Christ is the reason for the season)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

My wife and I would go to that Columbia show except that we just found out today that I got a job I applied for up in Richmond and I start January 10...so no AKUS at the Township for us. :/ It's too bad, I'd LOVE to see them live. They are a simply amazing collection of musicians, and not to mention Alison's as easy on the eyes as she is on the ears. :)

Go, and enjoy the show, just don't get mugged outside the Township. That's not the best neighborhood.

}:-)4


16 posted on 12/20/2004 3:48:22 PM PST by Moose4 ("Frrrrrrrrrp." --Livingston the Viking Kitty)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

I have seen her in concert. It's the only concert I've gone to in probably 15 years. It was wonderful! Well worth the money, she never mentioned politics once.


17 posted on 12/20/2004 3:49:50 PM PST by ozarkgirl
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To: Moose4

Congrats on the job! Does that mean we won't be seeing you at Charlotte art shows next fall :-( ?


18 posted on 12/20/2004 3:49:53 PM PST by Tax-chick (Keep Christ in Christmas starting at sundown on December 24!)
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To: zarf

I think Linda Ronstadt is a good example of why their politics matter. I don't want a performer bashing my politics after I paid them money to be entertained.


19 posted on 12/20/2004 3:50:06 PM PST by MisterRepublican ("I must go. I must be elusive.")
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To: Max Combined
And she's a babia majora:


20 posted on 12/20/2004 3:50:22 PM PST by quark
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To: The Anti-Democrat
I don't know how Allison Krauss leans politically. I do know that she is an excellent musician. I saw her about 10 years ago, she was playing in a high school in Ohio...great show. Take your wife and have a wonderful time!
21 posted on 12/20/2004 3:52:08 PM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

Also, I'm embarrassed to admit I can't think of the other bands she was with, they had songs in "O Brother where art thou". They were just as wonderful as she was. I'm guessing she may still be touring with them but I don't know. This was about 6 months ago.


22 posted on 12/20/2004 3:52:10 PM PST by ozarkgirl
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To: The Anti-Democrat
Allison has the voice of an angel, is real easy on the eyes and plays the fiddle to boot. Whats not to like? :)

Oh yeah, Union Station is the best live band I've ever heard, thats for sure.

23 posted on 12/20/2004 3:52:20 PM PST by Walkin Man
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To: zarf

It's called voting with your wallet. I don't support things I oppose.


24 posted on 12/20/2004 3:56:12 PM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: munchtipq
I'm a liberal

I would tend to disagree (if one can disagree with a self assesment) to that label. I read your profile and you sound as if you actually are open minded, fair and willing to listen to what others have to say. That my friend is not a liberal. Liberals only think they are open minded, fair and willing to listen to others. ;)

Welcome to Free Reopublic.

25 posted on 12/20/2004 3:59:47 PM PST by Michael.SF. ("My only regret in life is that none of my children are gay." - Sharon Osborne)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

I saw her at the State Theater two years ago and it was without a doubt the best performance I have ever been to. Quit checking political backgrounds and go.


26 posted on 12/20/2004 4:01:22 PM PST by ShadowDancer
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To: Tax-chick

Maybe. Matthews Alive is probably right out, not enough return on the time and money investment if we have to come all the way from Richmond. Festival in the Park might be worth the five-hour drive down I-85, but there's a pretty good chance that I might not make it; I get five vacation days after six months on the job, and will probably need most of those for the Yellow Daisy Festival in Atlanta two weeks before. Avery can grab a friend to help her, though, so she still may do it.

This opportunity fell into our laps rather suddenly, and I told her I wouldn't go for it if she thought it'd mess up her jewelry career, but she insisted on me pursuing the new job and it worked out. The good thing is that there a lot of higher-end shows in the DC areas and parts north, so this may open up a whole new avenue for her jewelry and get her into more exclusive territory. We'll see. God's been great to us so far, there's no reason to figure it'll stop now. :)

}:-)4


27 posted on 12/20/2004 4:02:23 PM PST by Moose4 ("Frrrrrrrrrp." --Livingston the Viking Kitty)
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To: Walkin Man

I am in the process of wearing out AKUS's live double CD. I grabbed it on a whim and can't stop playing it. All five of them are astounding musicians in their own rights, put them together and it's a supergroup. When she calls Jerry Douglas "the greatest Dobro player the world has ever known," I don't think she's exaggerating!

}:-)4


28 posted on 12/20/2004 4:04:53 PM PST by Moose4 ("Frrrrrrrrrp." --Livingston the Viking Kitty)
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To: zarf
>>If someone is a liberal or gay or anything else in their personal lives (and make it a point to keep it personal)...why should we care?<<

Does this also apply to politicians? If so, you must have a tough time at the polls.

Muleteam1

29 posted on 12/20/2004 4:06:24 PM PST by Muleteam1
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To: zarf

I disagree with you. If the performer(s) support liberal causes then I refuse to give them MY HARD EARNED MONEY!


30 posted on 12/20/2004 4:08:13 PM PST by proudofthesouth (Boycotting movies since 1988)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

Allison has a voice like four angels.
Go and enjoy........


31 posted on 12/20/2004 4:13:51 PM PST by 76834
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To: Moose4
AKUS are most definitely a bluegrass supergroup.

Jerry Douglas is acknowledged by many as the best Dobro player in the world. He also plays for other people. I saw him on TV recently playing with Vince Gill on a Eric Clapton special. Vince and Jerry really tore it up!

Dan Tyminski is awesome and had a huge hit with Man of Constant Sorrow and Ron Block writes some wonderful Christian songs and plays the banjo and guitar beautifully.

The whole band is awesome, for sure. I also love that live CD!

32 posted on 12/20/2004 4:15:22 PM PST by Walkin Man
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To: The Anti-Democrat

Have no idea as to her politics, but her voice to me is like fingernails dragged across the chalkboard - if anyone is old enough to get that.


33 posted on 12/20/2004 4:17:20 PM PST by don-o (Stop Freeploading. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor.)
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To: ozarkgirl
Also, I'm embarrassed to admit I can't think of the other bands she was with, they had songs in "O Brother where art thou"

That was also Union Station. One and the same.

34 posted on 12/20/2004 4:18:00 PM PST by ShadowDancer
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To: MisterRepublican
I think Linda Ronstadt is a good example of why their politics matter. I don't want a performer bashing my politics after I paid them money to be entertained.

I agree on this point. Once these clowns start spouting their views publicly I would no longer support them.

35 posted on 12/20/2004 4:20:00 PM PST by zarf
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To: JustAnAmerican
I doubt you would ever find a Lib that would listen to Allison Krauss and Union Station. Too much Gospel themed music for them ;) Think you should be fine.

My dad does, and he's a life-long Democrat.

36 posted on 12/20/2004 4:20:54 PM PST by Zeroisanumber
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To: Zeroisanumber

Not really that religious but the Allison Krauss rendition of "Heaven's Bright Shore" is probly the best ever.
Just got out some CD's and it's up next........


37 posted on 12/20/2004 4:23:34 PM PST by 76834
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To: Graybeard58

Bluegrass doesn't get much better than Skaggs. As for his politics, I know he is very conservative. At his shows he always unabashedly tries to put a little Christian message in.


38 posted on 12/20/2004 4:30:44 PM PST by CarolinaGuitarman
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To: CarolinaGuitarman
Bluegrass doesn't get much better than Skaggs. As for his politics, I know he is very conservative. At his shows he always unabashedly tries to put a little Christian message in.

Correction:
Music doesn't get much better than bluegrass.
Specially gospel bluegrass.
Ricky Skaggs is totally awesome, on that we agree...
39 posted on 12/20/2004 4:34:56 PM PST by 76834
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To: The Anti-Democrat

Alison Krauss' duet of Louvin Brothers' "How's the World Treating You" is one of the best recordings I've ever heard.


Too bad the duet is with lefty James Taylor.


40 posted on 12/20/2004 4:37:15 PM PST by socal_parrot (Sego Palms are actually Cycads.)
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To: don-o
Have no idea as to her politics, but her voice to me is like fingernails dragged across the chalkboard -

Honey, you'd better get yourself to a doctor.

41 posted on 12/20/2004 4:54:18 PM PST by Capriole (the Luddite hypocritically clicking away on her computer)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

Alison Krauss & Union Station will be the Sunday afternoon headliner at Merlefest 2005, I think on May 1st. If you're within a 500-mile radius of western NC, go! Ricky Skaggs and Jerry Douglas among many others will also perform, including one of my all-time favorite groups, the Del McCoury Band. You'll want to pass on Tim O'Brien, though....


42 posted on 12/20/2004 5:00:01 PM PST by steverino62
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To: zarf

It matters to me.


43 posted on 12/20/2004 5:01:57 PM PST by Rider on the Rain
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To: steverino62

Just Damm.
Here I'm stuck in Central Texas.

Cant think of anything I would rather do than attend the concert.

Del McCoury stomps......


44 posted on 12/20/2004 5:03:59 PM PST by 76834
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To: don-o

Perhaps it's time to get your ears cleaned out

Then listen to "Down to the River to Pray" and report back......lol


45 posted on 12/20/2004 5:04:14 PM PST by Proud Conservative2 (We have to be held accountable for our actions.)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

allison who?


46 posted on 12/20/2004 5:04:53 PM PST by isom35
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To: Zeroisanumber
My dad does, and he's a life-long Democrat.

Being a Democrat doesn't necessarily make one a liberal, as evidenced by Senator Zell Miller (D-GA).

That said, for my two cents' worth, Allison Kraus is a superb singer. I thoroughly enjoyed her duet with Brad Paisley in "Whiskey Lullaby."

47 posted on 12/20/2004 5:05:06 PM PST by Marauder (Merry Christmas, ACLU, and may God have mercy on you.)
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To: The Anti-Democrat

She's the best Bluegrass band around. I was at her first appearance at the Grand Old Opry. She's a fine fiddle player and a good singer.


48 posted on 12/20/2004 5:06:59 PM PST by Poser (Joining Belly Girl in the Pajamahadeen)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I am afraid it may be soldout


49 posted on 12/20/2004 5:07:26 PM PST by The Anti-Democrat
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To: All

She is totally awesome.

http://www.alisonkrauss.com


50 posted on 12/20/2004 5:08:37 PM PST by 76834
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