Monday, August 25, 2014

My Music Monday

The last of the Country-themed entries.

Hopefully the others (nor this one) scared you too much. Hopefully the word 'country' didn't stop you from clicking on 'play'.

If you did not click play, after today, you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Like I said, nothing has been what you'd hear on the radio - not that I listen to Country radio. Artists like Blake Shelton....and....and...well, I can picture the artists, but their 'brand' is so mediocre, I can't really think of their names....are just milquetoast. I will take a Buck Owens over a Luke something or other.....

Today, you get Alison Krauss + Union Station....though Dan Tyminski takes lead vocals on "the Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn".

Technically, AKUS is not country but bluegrass - meaning all acoustic stringed instruments, no drums.

I went back and forth on a live recording versus the studio, but that's why I love AKUS, what they play in the studio is that you get on stage. There is little difference, as the need no tweaking in the recording booth, no auto-tune, no nothing. It's called 'talent'.

Union Station is known more of Krauss' voice than Tyminski's, but he has a great tone. His selections are always a bit more deeper in the genre than Krauss', but it all works.

1 comment:

Bob Slatten said...

yeah. I'm kinda liking this one. I like the simplicity and the naturalness of it.
Plus I love singers who don't want/need/use "The Tricks" to sing.