Bluegrass queen Alison Krauss has been keeping a rather low profile (if you can call touring with country legend Willie Nelson ‘keeping a low profile’) since 2011’s ‘Paper Aeroplane’, recorded with her band Union Station.
This is all about to change with the release of her upcoming new album ‘Windy City’ on 17th February. Produced by long time collaborator Buddy Cannon and mixed by the Grammy award-winning Gary Paczosa, ‘Windy City’ will see Krauss covering classic songs from artists such as Hank Williams Jr., Bobby Osborne and (no surprises here) Willie Nelson.
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The album will be her first release without Union Station since 2007’s seminal ‘Raising Sand’ with Robert Plant, which won Album of the Year at both the 2008 Americana Music Honors & Awards and the 2009 Grammy Awards. It also marks her first straight solo release since 1999’s ‘Forget About It’.
The album is preceded by the single ‘Losing You’, originally recorded by Brenda Lee.
The tracklisting is as follows:
‘Losing You’ – Written by Pierre Havet, Jean Renard and Carl Sigman, made famous by Brenda Lee.
‘It’s Goodbye And So Long To You’ – Written by Raymond Couture and Harold J. Breau, made famous by the Osborne Brothers.
‘Windy City’ – Written by Pete Goble and Bobby Osborne, made famous by the Osborne Brothers.
‘I Never Cared For You’ – Written and recorded by Willie Nelson
‘River In The Rain’ – Written by Roger Miller for the musical ‘Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’
‘Dream Of Me’ – Written by Buddy Cannon, Jimmy Darrell and Raleigh Squires. Made famous by Vern Gosdin
‘Gentle On My Mind’ – Written and recorded by John Hartford, also made famous by Glen Campbell
‘All Alone Am I’ – Written by Manos Hadjidakis, made famous as an English language release by Brenda Lee
‘Poison Love’ – Written by Elmer Laird, made famous by Bill Monroe
‘You Don’t Know Me’ – Written by Cindy Walker and Eddy Arnold, made famous by Ray Charles