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band(s): Alison Krauss & Union Station
For the past twenty years, Ron Block has been the spiritual touchstone of Alison Krauss and Union Station, contributing sterling musicianship on banjo, guitar, vocals, and songwriting.
Alison Krauss and Union Station have recorded 10 of Block’s songs since 1992. His songs have also been recorded and performed by Rhonda Vincent, Randy Travis, Dan Tyminski, Michael W. Smith, Rhonda Vincent, the Cox Family, and the Forbes Family.
Block’s first solo album, Faraway Land, met with great critical acclaim and raised the bar for Block as an artist for his Rounder Records follow-up, DoorWay. On his second solo album he expands his stylistic parameters to very winning effect.
Ron has also produced The Forbes Family’s In the Shadow of Your Wings, a classic of contemporary bluegrass gospel, and co-produced and played on Sierra Hull’s debut recording, Secrets.
Block has also recorded with Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Fernando Ortega, Andrew Peterson, Susan Ashton, Vince Gill, the Cox Family, Clint Black, Dan Tyminski, Bill Frisell, Josh Turner, Billy Dean, Michael Johnson, Ronnie Bowman, Dailey and Vincent, Bradley Walker, Twila Paris, McBride and the Ride, and many other country, bluegrass, and Christian artists, and received an Album of the Year Grammy Award for his work on the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack.
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