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WYRK presents Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station at Artpark in Lewiston

by jmaloni

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Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:10 pm

Western New York country music station WYRK presents a double-headline bill featuring Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station Saturday, June 7, at Artpark in Lewiston (450 S. Fourth St.).

It's a 6 p.m. gate. Jerry Douglas and Kacey Musgraves also will perform.

Reserved and lawn seating goes on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 14. Tickets ($60-$65 reserved/$45 lawn) will be available through Tickets.com or the Artpark box office. Call 888-223-6000 to charge by phone. For more information, call 716-754-4375 or visit www.artpark.net.

The show is produced by Funtime Presents

Music legends and Grammy Award-winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas will touring together throughout the spring and summer. The 35-city U.S. tour will mark the first time Willie Nelson and Family & Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have shared the stage together. The two groups' unique personalities combined with impeccable musicianship and decades of award-winning songs are sure to create a show full of unforgettable moments.

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Nelson is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of "Crazy," "Red Headed Stranger" and "Stardust." He has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. "Heroes," his 2012 release and first album for Legacy Recordings, spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart.

Krauss is a virtuoso who effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. Since signing with Rounder Records at the age of 14, Krauss has sold more than 12 million albums and won 27 Grammy Awards - the most for any female and the second most of any recording artist in Grammy history. "Paper Airplane" is the latest work in Krauss' illustrious career. Recorded in partnership with her skillful and renowned band, Union Station, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country, bluegrass and folk album charts upon its release. Union Station - Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals), with Krauss on lead vocal and fiddle - are five distinct personalities who come together to form something truly unique as a band.

Each bandmate has his own bustling career, but when these singular musicians come together, they're an airtight unit devoted to the process of making music together. Indeed, their connection is so close and deep that they've come to think of each other as family. 

Willie Nelson is pictured.

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