So last night, when the State of the Union address begin to put me to sleep, I started playing around on Twitter, and I saw that Alison Krauss & Union Station would be touring this spring. After hunting down the tour dates, I decided I wanted to go. Here's the thing: my two favorite bands in the world are AK&US and REM, but I've never seen either live. REM, unless there is some great reunion tour in the future, ruined that chance for me by breaking up last year, and I am not about to let that happen again.
The thing is, the tickets go on sale Friday, and if you're keeping track, I don't have a whole lot of work coming my way at the moment, so spending what money I do have on concert tickets is probably not the best idea. My sweet mother learned of my plight and offered to pay for it for my birthday (a few months early), and I haven't yet decided if I'm going to take her up on that or not.
Anyway, they're not coming to Atlanta, but they will be in Savannah, Nashville, Columbia, Birmingham, Jackson and Chattanooga. We're aiming for Savannah or Nashville and making a night out of it, but I really haven't made any definite decisions yet. I just know I'm going to be at one of those concerts if it kills me!
I'll leave you with some of my favorite AKUS performances. I actually prefer listening to these guys live versus listening to the albums, so I know seeing them in person will be a real treat.
Here is "Choctaw Hayride"
Here's Jerry Douglas playing "A Tribute to Peador O'Donnell"
"Let Me Touch You for a While"
"We Hide and Seek"