Alison Krauss returning to Lake Tahoe with Union Station
Yes, Tahoe, you can go down-home again.
Alison Krauss & Union Station have been added to Harvey’s Summer Outdoor Summer Concert Series.
The bluegrass quintet will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10, in the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6 and cost $49.50, $69.50 and $99.50. An opening band will be named later.
Krauss, Robert Plant and T Bone Burnett played at the same venue in 2007 after the release of their “Raising Sand” CD, which received six Grammy Awards. A follow-up album was planned but it never materialized. Krauss told Lake Tahoe Action Union Station will always be her main band.
“I think all three of us want to continue this and are hoping it will go on and on,” she said in a 2007 conference call with reporters. “But Union Station is like home. I am hoping to continue this and be able to go home too.”
Phish makes its Tahoe debut Aug. 9-10 at Harveys, and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 29. The shows will sell out quickly. The venue holds 8,500, which is intimate for the biggest jam band in the land.
The other outdoor shows are Diana Krall June 18, Lady Antebellum July 29 and Miranda Lambert Aug. 19. More concerts are expected to be announced.
Krauss & Union Station on April 12 released “Paper Airplane,” the group’s first album of all-new recordings in partnership since 2004’s “Lonely Runs Both Ways,” which won three Grammys.
Union Station is Jerry Douglas (Dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals), with Krauss on lead vocal and fiddle. Each band member has solo projects.
Krauss has released 14 albums, won 27 Grammy Awards and helped revive bluegrass with her contribution to the soundtrack “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”