Alison Krauss is my all time favorite artist, and I finally had the chance to hear her play live with Union Station in Cincinnati a couple months ago. Her talent, humble spirit, and presence are constantly taking my breath away. (I have a serious woman crush... she's just so beautiful and classy!)
But I'm completely perplexed on her typing. Here are some interviews, as well as some observations that I've noted by her:
(Interview starts at 2:10)
-Over the course of EVERY concert, she introduces each of the musicians playing with her, as well as a "fun fact" about them, to help the audience become acquainted with them, and to give them credit and spotlight time.
-Her interviews are awkward when the conversation shifts towards her in a flattering or complimentary way. Yet she's graceful and funny, but most definitely awkward in how she handles compliments or attention. (This is one of the many intriguing qualities I find in her) Part of this may also be a slight introversion.
-People are constantly asking her why she chooses to sing songs that are "sad". The stories and lyrics of her songs are often heartbreaking, and in response she always says that she feels compels to tell the "truth", to sing and express truth in the music. She's been divorced and I get a sense that she's still deeply hurt following that separation, but I also wonder if she's IxFx - deeply feeling, sensitive.
What are your thoughts? Help me out.
Also... I consider this to be the most beautiful, relaxing, pure 56 minutes of music and talent.