published Friday, April 6th, 2012

Alison Krauss and Union Station's Paper Airplane tour lands at the Tivoli


What: Alison Krauss and Union Station's Paper Airplane Tour.

When: 8 p.m. today and Saturday.

Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.

Admission: $49-$64.50, plus convenience fees.

Phone: 642-8497 or 757-5050.

Venue website:

Since she became the youngest award recipient in the history of the Grammys in 1990, hardly a year has gone by that Alison Krauss hasn't walked away from the ceremony with a golden gramophone. At this year's event, the Nashville-based bluegrass songstress and fiddler took home two awards for "Paper Airplane," her latest offering with her backing band, Union Station.

"Paper Airplane" won for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Best Bluegrass Album, bringing Krauss' collection of Grammys to 28. That makes the 40-year-old the ceremony's most-awarded living artist.

Tonight and Saturday, Krauss and Union Station will take the stage at the Tivoli Theatre as part of an ongoing tour in support of the album, her first since her critically acclaimed collaboration with Robert Plant and producer T Bone Burnett on 2007's "Raising Sand."

The band's Tivoli appearance is the only two-night stop on the entire tour, which will take Krauss to both coasts before she heads to Europe in June and July for dates in Belgium, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Singer/songwriter Angel Snow, a Chickamauga, Ga., native now living in Nashville, contributed a pair of songs to "Paper Airplane": "Lie Awake," which is featured in the main release, and "These Days," a bonus track available on the deluxe edition.

Snow met Krauss through the singer's brother, Viktor Krauss, with whom she has been collaborating since 2009. In an emailed response, Snow said she has enjoyed working with Alison Krauss and has been pleased by the positive response to "Paper Airplane" since its April 12 release.

"This whole thing has been such a process building up and leveling out emotionally ... having any kind of expectations would be just silly," Snow wrote. "I'm the kind of person that likes to take my time, and I feel like it's all happening the way it should.

"I am truly grateful [about] the way things have turned out."

Snow wrote that she will be recording both her tracks from "Paper Airplane" on her self-titled album, which is being produced by Viktor and will be out in August.

about Casey Phillips...

Casey Phillips has worked as a features reporter in the Life department since May 2007. He writes about entertainment, consumer technology, animals and news of the weird. Casey hails from Knoxville and earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts in German from Middle Tennessee State University, where he worked as the features editor for the student newspaper, Sidelines. Casey's writing has earned numerous accolades, including first and second place ...

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