Alison Krauss interview

has won more Grammy awards than any woman in history (26) and is third in the all time winner’s list. Her voice is ridiculously good but the one thing she doesn’t worry about is songwriting.

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Krauss, who was visiting London, said: «It’s not that I have resisted songwriting, canada goose uk shop it’s just not something I felt I have had to do. I’ve just not woken up uk canada goose outlet and thought, I must do this.

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canada goose outlet uk Krauss said: «They were pretty sweet. It was an unexpected reaction. She had previously recorded his songs Forget About It, Crazy As Me, Gravity, Restless and The Lucky One, among others, and his song Paper Airplane is the opening track and single on the new CD. canada goose outlet uk

Krauss, who will be 40 in July, said: «Robert is amazing. He does his own songwriting workshops. He came close canada goose factory sale to some record deals in the early 1980s. Can you imagine if there had been a collection of 30 years of his songs. He is an amazing character, a very interesting guy. He’s talented in so many ways, at woodwork, making pots, mending old motorcycles and songwriting of course. He’s an interesting, gruff guy. If ever I have been with him, I feel like my mind has been stretched.»

canada goose outlet toronto factory Krauss seems to have the perfect career mix. Making great music, touring with a superb band (Union Station), success and financial security but none of the madness of celebrity. «I don’t get recognised in London or at home either very seldom anyway. Either that or I look so crazy no one wants to come up to me.» canada goose outlet toronto factory

She again shares singing duties on the new album cheap canada goose uk with Dan Tyminski, whose version of I’m A Man Of Constant Sorrow was such a success on the film canada goose uk outlet Oh Brother Where Art Thou.

canada goose outlet jackets Krauss added: «I would like to have Canada Goose Online had Dan sing another track on Paper Airplane (he sings three tracks).» canada goose outlet jackets

How do you decided what he sings?

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canada goose outlet new york city Krauss says she doesn’t travel with an Ipod but tends to watch music, when she has a moment’s peace, on youtube. She rates Adele and Sierra Hull among young new artists and likes all kinds of music from folk to soul. She went to see Bob Dylan in concert in Nashville and says she can’t get enough of his song I Believe In You canada goose outlet new york city

canada goose outlet online For now there are scores of new songs to consider for the future and maybe even the project one day of doing a whole tribute album to someone. «That’s what I love. Not being interrupted, sitting in a car by myself and listening to music in the rain. There are so many great songs yet to sing.» canada goose outlet online.

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