Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Ski Country USA
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Allison Krauss - - her DVD may indeed be superb, and I saw the performance on PBS, but I am wondering if anyone else regards her as "one-trick pony" - one speed, one gear, one emotion. Vocally, I mean, does she have any voicing other than that one sedated, slightly ethereal, nasally enhanced - desultory semi wail? A bluegrass version of Enya, it's like she's always singing "Amazing Grace" at a funeral, regardless of what the band plays. The songs may vary a bit, but she sure doesn't. Anyone ever been surprised by her singing in one of her songs?
What am I missing? [and as a life long guitar player play bluegrass all the time, and some of her bands' songs are quite catching, but even I can play in different keys and mix it up]
If you like her monotone, I suppose you're in heaven. But Jeeez!
Apologies for being off topic.