Backstage at The Sage, Gateshead, the phrase "hob-nobbing with the stars" has taken on a different meaning.The Mc Vitie's oatmeal biscuit of the same name is much loved by Alison Krauss, and a pack of the treats is brightening the singer's day post-sound-check.soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass, and the Cold Mountain soundtrack, which led to her performance at the 2004 Academy Awards.As of 2016, she has won 27 Grammy Awards from 42 nominations, tying her with Quincy Jones as the most awarded living recipient, second only to classical conductor Georg Solti, who holds the record for most wins with 31. Her father was a German immigrant who came to the United States in 1952 and taught his native language.
She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen.
Such simple pleasures seem curiously typical of this 26-time Grammy award winner and reigning bluegrass queen, a woman who is, by all accounts, very low-maintenance.
Warm but wary, sans make-up, and dressed in a tomboy-ish, decidedly off-stage outfit of purple sweatshirt, jogging pants and trainers, Krauss deflects compliments and describes herself as "a bit of a hermit; someone a little out of step with the modern world."Presumably her band-mates fussed over her when she turned 40 on tour back in July, I enquire."Oh no!
Poison Love – background vocals by Dan Tyminski and Jamey Johnson. Originally recorded by Bill Monroe as the b-side to his “On the Old Kentucky Shore” single released in 1951.10.
You Don’t Know Me – Written by Cindy Walker & Eddy Arnold.