Concerts & Events

Thursday, April 18, 2013  ♦  8:00 PM

Alison Krauss & Dan Tyminski
Kris Kristofferson

Blue Jean Gala

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

  • Alison Krauss & Dan Tyminski

    From her start as a child prodigy in the '80s, to her fresh take on bluegrass in the '90s, to her recent platinum collaboration with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss has effortlessly bridged the gap between roots music and country, rock, and pop. She's also won an astounding 27 Grammys, more than any other female artist in history. Tonight she will be joined by her longtime Union Station cohort, guitarist Dan Tyminski, who is also known for providing the singing voice for George Clooney in the Coen Brother's film, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? and by guitarist Jeff White for a special trio performance.

    Special thanks to our sponsors: Magellan Corporation, John Shea, Gary & Laura Maurer

    http://alisonkrauss.com/

    Kris Kristofferson

    Singer songwriter icon and Country Music Hall of Famer, Kris Kristofferson has worn many hats and lived many lives in his long, storied career. He's been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a college football player, a military officer, and a helicopter pilot. He is also the Grammy winning author of several hit songs, most notably "Me and Bobby McGee," a Golden Globe award winning actor for A Star Is Born, and a former member of The Highwaymen alongside Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson among many other artistic accomplishments. Kristofferson recently released his latest Don Was-produced album, Feeling Mortal, on his own KK Records. Kris will perform an intimate solo set at the Blue Jean Gala.

    Special thanks to our sponsors: Magellan Corporation, John Shea, Gary & Laura Maurer

    http://www.kriskristofferson.com/

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