Music of all genres was catered for through the three day event from Tex Mex, to Cajun, Americana, Country and many more including bluegrass.
On the final night Lyle Lovett’s set included a four song set entirely devoted to the bluegrass sound.
Apart from names like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs and a whole host more, one name that has also been mentioned in bluegrass circles over the years is a young lady from Illinois who made her first record at the age of fourteen.
Alison Krauss has just celebrated her fortieth birthday and since that first record has now released another twelve, trailblazing the way not only for bluegrass but also for middle of the road easy listening music with crossover hits like ‘Now That I’ve Found You’,'When You Say Nothing At All’ and ‘Simple Love’.
Following their tradition of providing the North East with a brilliance of musical genres The Sage Gateshead have announced that Alison Krauss and her band Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will play a one off date on Saturday 5th November as part of her ’Paper Airplane’ mini tour of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Having seen her in concert before I can guarantee a night of musical vocal and instrumental magic.
For those who perhaps as yet are still not acquainted with her musical prowess, you may have already heard on her contribution to the world of music on the film soundtracks of both ‘Cold Mountain’ and ‘Oh Brother Where Art Thou’.
Alison Krauss is the most awarded female artist (and the third most awarded artist overall) in Grammy history having won twenty six awards.
Her latest release ‘Paper Airplane’ has already debuted at Number One on the Billboard Country Album Charts and Number Three on the Top Two Hundred Albums.
You can find out why by treating yourself to tickets by calling the box office on 0191 443 4661.