“Alison Krauss and Union Station have completed their new album which is scheduled for release on February 8th. There are no band changes, but as always when the band is off the road, band members work on side projects.”
So says Ken Irwin, one of the founders of Rounder Records in response to the seemingly neverending speculation around Union Station, one of the most stable and successful lineups in modern bluegrass history. Irwin made the statement this weekend on the Bluegrass-L, a online forum of mostly bluegrass conversation. This new album will be the first in more than five years from AKUS, following several years of side projects including Krauss’s very successful venture with Robert Plant and Dan Tyminski’s self-named outfit’s album and touring schedule.