Alison Krauss

Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

We once again have your back here at Flavorwire if you’re in need of some nourishment to satiate your appetite for all things cultural. This week’s round of staff recommendations offers a diverse sampling of art, literature, and sport to keep your brows high and your mind engaged throughout the rest of the week. … Read More

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10 Essential Bluegrass Artists You Need to Know

If the recent passing of music legend Earl Scruggs left you wanting to know more about bluegrass, then you’re in for a treat. Anna Schwaber and Chris Cloyd, the filmmakers behind The Porchlight Sessions, an exciting new documentary that traces the evolution of the sound, have kindly offered to walk us through some of their favorite artists in the genre.

“What the film discovers is that the community of bluegrass lovers is as diverse and unique as the variations that bluegrass has taken over the years,” they explain of the project. “Documentation is important to bluegrass. As a predominantly oral tradition, it is necessary from time to time to preserve the vitality of the genre while capturing the spirit of the community from which the music springs.” Click through to check out their picks, and be sure to visit their Kickstarter page to help the duo raise enough money to license the archival film footage, historic recordings, and still photos necessary to bring the story of bluegrass to life. They’ve only got a week to go! … Read More

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Grammy Nominations, Sylvia Plath on the Stage, Colbert vs. Kanye, and Other Tidbits

Lil Wayne, Coldplay vie for Grammys: Grammy nominations dropped yesterday and Lil Wayne leads with eight nominations — no surprise after his album, Tha Carter III, was the biggest seller of the year. Coldplay’s also up there with seven nominations, followed by Kanye West and Ne-Yo with six. The coveted Album of the Year Grammy will be a toss up between Lil Wayne, Coldplay, Radiohead, Ne-Yo and a collaboration between Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. [Reuters]

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