Alison Krauss & Union Station

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Alison Krauss & Union Station

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Bluegrass songbird rises from the ashes of Albion with 11 impeccables beginning with the breathtaking title track and equally stilling "Lie Awake." Union Station masters Dan Tyminski (mandolin), Ron Block (banjo), and Jerry Douglas (Dobro) suit up behind the boss lady fiddling Lori McKenna and Jackson Browne, but a treacly take on Richard Thompson ("Dimming of the Day") and "Sinking Stone" or two too many disappoint.

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