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For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music, each two-hour episode of Mountain Stage can be heard every week on more than 280 stations across America, and around the world via NPR Music and mountainstage.org.

Listen: Our Song Of The Week Is By Alison Krauss And Union Station Recorded In 2001

Alison Krauss, 2001
Brian Blauser
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Mountain Stage
Alison Krauss performing on Mountain Stage in 2001. Join us starting May 20 to hear this episode again.

This week on Mountain Stage, we are going back in time to the year 2001 for a star-studded episode from our archives. We’ll hear performances from country music’s beloved vocalist Patty Loveless, the widely adored bluegrass standard bearers Alison Krauss & Union Station, Canadian alt-pop icons Crash Test Dummies, and an acoustic set from singer and songwriter Irene Kelley.

Join us starting Friday, May 20 on our Mountain Stage affiliate stations.

This performance, taped in 2001, came on the heels of Krauss’ landmark album New Favorite, which was awarded the Grammy award for “Best Bluegrass Album” that year. Krauss & Union Station’s performance of the album’s opening track, “Let Me Touch You For A While,” is our Song of the Week.

Joining Krauss, who sings lead and plays fiddle, are her all-star band mates Dan Tyminksi on guitar, Ron Block on banjo and guitar, Jerry Douglas on dobro, Barry Bales on bass and Larry Atamanuik on drums.

Alison Krauss & Union Station-Let Me Touch You For Awhile
Recorded in 2001 on Mountain Stage

Elsewhere on the show we hear vintage performances from bluegrass singer and songwriter Irene Kelley, Canadian alt-pop rockers Crash Test Dummies, and a set from rootsy bluegrass singer and songwriter Irene Kelley.

Be sure to tune in on one of these stations starting this Friday, May 20, and subscribe to our podcast so you never miss a note.

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