Rounder Records Set To Release Lonely Runs Both Ways, The First Studio Album In Three Years By Grammy's Top Female Artist, On Nov 23
Album Features Band Originals Plus Songs By Some Of Their Favorite Writers: Woody Guthrie, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Robert Lee Castleman, Mindy Smith & John Scott Sherrill, Del Mccoury And Others
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Cambridge, MA—On November 23, Rounder Records will release Lonely Runs Both Ways, the first studio album in three years from Alison Krauss and Union Station: Krauss (fiddle and vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar and vocals), Barry Bales (bass and vocals), Ron Block (banjo, guitar, and vocals), and Jerry Douglas (dobro). Produced by the band and recorded in Nashville, Lonely Runs Both Ways features songs by some of their favorite writers, including Robert Lee Castleman, Sidney and Suzanne Cox, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Jerry Douglas contributes another sterling instrumental, Ron Block offers two gospel songs, including an audience favorite "A Living Prayer", and Krauss herself is a co-writer on "This Sad Song." The album also features songs by John Scott Sherrill and Mindy Smith, Del McCoury, Woody Guthrie, Donna Hughes and Sarah Siskind. Castleman's "Restless" will be the album's first single. The new recording follows 2002's platinum Alison Krauss and Union Station Live - their fastest selling album ever - and their last studio release, 2001's gold-certified New Favorite.
Lonely continues the band's long-time collaboration with engineer Gary Paczosa. And as with previous albums, Krauss shares lead vocals with Dan Tyminski (who sings on three tracks) and Ron Block (who sings on one).
It's been an unprecedented year for Alison Krauss and Union Station. Krauss won three Grammys in February, bringing her total to seventeen, more than any other female artist in the history of the awards. Over 100 million television viewers have seen her in 2004 with performances on both the Grammys (with Sarah McLachlan) and Oscars (performing two nominated songs from 'Cold Mountain' with Elvis Costello and Sting), the CMT 2004 Flameworthy Music Awards, PBS' National Memorial Day Concert, the 35th Annual Ryder Cup opening ceremonies, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, among others.
Alison Krauss and Union Station will make a release-week appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and a December performance is confirmed for Good Morning America. Krauss is also scheduled to perform at the 38th Annual Country Music Association Awards on November 9 in Nashville, where she is nominated in five categories including Female Vocalist, Video, Vocal Event and Single of the Year, the latter for "Whiskey Lullaby," her haunting duet with Brad Paisley. Stay tuned for news on December tour dates as well.
Alison Krauss signed with Rounder Records at the age of 14, and her first album Too Late to Cry was released in 1987. Since then she has sold in excess of 7 million albums in the U.S. Her contributions to blockbuster soundtracks such as
'Cold Mountain,' and 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?,' have become touchstones for a widespread renaissance in American roots music.
Lonely Runs Both Ways track listing:
1. "Gravity" (Robert Lee Castleman)
2. "Restless" (Robert Lee Castleman)
3. "Rain Please Go Away" (Del McCoury)
4. "Goodbye Is All We Have" (Sarah Siskind)
5. "Unionhouse Branch" (Jerry Douglas)
6. "Wouldn't Be So Bad" (Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
7. "Pastures of Plenty" (Woody Guthrie)
8. "Crazy As Me" (Robert Lee Castleman and Melanie Castleman)
9. "Borderline" (Sidney Cox and Suzanne Cox)
10. "My Poor Old Heart" (Donna Hughes)
11. "This Sad Song" (Alison Krauss/Alison Brown)
12. "Doesn't Have To Be This Way" (Robert Lee Castleman)
13. "I Don't Have to Live this Way" (Ron Block)
14. "If I Didn't Know Any Better" (John Scott Sherrill and Mindy Smith)
15. "A Living Prayer" (Ron Block)
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