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Thread #57099 Message #897721
Posted By: greg stephens
24-Feb-03 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: History of Country Music: BBC2
Subject: RE: History of Country Music: BBC2
What do people see in Alison Krause? The programme seemed to present her bland stuff as some kind of development from the incredible singing style of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley. To my ears, all she has done is surgically removing everything from their styles that made early bluegrass exciting, and replaced it with creamy pap. It's quite pretty singing, but pretty sad when heard after the real thing.