Put your dancing boots on and get ready for one heck of a hoedown, courtesy of some of the finest folk, bluegrass and country musicians in the business. Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Dobro master Jerry Douglas, head out on the Great High Mountain Tour this May, along with a stellar cast of roots musicians including Ralph Stanley, The Whites, The Cox Family, Norman & Nancy Blake, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus, Dirk Powell, Reeltime Travelers, Ollabelle and the Sacred Harp Singers.
The tour features music from the motion pictures “Cold Mountain” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Nine dates have been announced, beginning on Cinco De Mayo at the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn.
Krauss & Union Station were an integral part of the wildly successful Down From The Mountain tour back in 2002. That outing included Great High Mountain participants Stanley and The Nashville Bluegrass Band, along with Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless and more.
Given the similarities between the two tours, don’t be surprised if more dates get announced for this year’s jaunt. Down From The Mountain stretched for a good eight weeks.