WEDNESDAY 10/9. Robinson Performance Hall. $70-$95.
Alison Krauss was a child prodigy of sorts. She could easily have built a career from either of her early talents as a singer or as a fiddler. Instead, she did both, and has won more Grammy Awards to date than anyone else on earth save for Quincy Jones and the late conductor Georg Solti. Credit her unexpected collaborations with the likes of Robert Plant and Phish for introducing Krauss to the bluegrass-averse, and credit T. Bone Burnett for placing in Krauss’ hands an American spiritual called “Down to the River to Pray” — a baptism hymn that plays a big part in elevating the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers’ film “O Brother Where Art Thou” to transcendence.
Krauss has been touring and recording with Union Station for nearly three decades, and the band’s 2002 eponymous live double album is probably the plainest evidence you’ll find that this show at Robinson Performance Hall will be one for the books. (Cue it up for Jerry Douglas’ dobro fury on “Choctaw Hayride,” leave it on for Krauss’ crystalline rendition of “When You Say Nothing at All.”) Get tickets at robinsoncenter.com/event-calendar.