Skip to comments.(VANITY) Does anyone know the politics of Allison Krauss and the Union Station?
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.
She sure sings sweet.
All I know is that she plays and sings circles around Ashcroft.
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.
Thanks for the heads up. If I can get half decent tickets, I hope to go also.
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.
Listening to Ricky Skaggs right now and I don't want to know his politics.
Best voice in country.
Sings like an angel
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.
She "shuts up and sings." As long as she's not spouting her opinions, I'll be happy to appreciate her considerable talent.
I received my tickets in the mail today for the concert in Melbourne, FL on Feb. 4. Get 'em if you can.
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.
If they shut up and sing, I would say "Have a great time"
I would go if they were appearing near me.
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.
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.
Congrats on the job! Does that mean we won't be seeing you at Charlotte art shows next fall :-( ?
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.
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.
Oh yeah, Union Station is the best live band I've ever heard, thats for sure.
It's called voting with your wallet. I don't support things I oppose.
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.
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.
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. :)
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!
Does this also apply to politicians? If so, you must have a tough time at the polls.
I disagree with you. If the performer(s) support liberal causes then I refuse to give them MY HARD EARNED MONEY!
Allison has a voice like four angels.
Go and enjoy........
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!
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.
That was also Union Station. One and the same.
I agree on this point. Once these clowns start spouting their views publicly I would no longer support them.
My dad does, and he's a life-long Democrat.
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........
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.
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.
Honey, you'd better get yourself to a doctor.
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....
It matters to me.
Here I'm stuck in Central Texas.
Cant think of anything I would rather do than attend the concert.
Del McCoury stomps......
Perhaps it's time to get your ears cleaned out
Then listen to "Down to the River to Pray" and report back......lol
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."
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.
I am afraid it may be soldout
She is totally awesome.
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