Rolling Stone – Beauty and the Beast

Rolling Stone June 2008Chris Martin of Coldplay is on the cover of this month’s Rolling Stone and in the revealing interview he talks about about always being the underdog despite their rise to one of the biggest rock acts of the decade.  “You’ve got to be hungry,” he says. “If your wife went out with Brad Pitt, you’d want to prove yourself, you know what I mean?”

What was the first music you responded to as a kid?
Probably Bad, by Michael Jackson, and “Take on Me,” by A-ha. And then we’d always be in church, so the thing I heard most was hymns. That’s probably where all the life-and-death stuff in our music comes from.

In the Beauty and the Beast feature, American bluegrass-country singer and fiddler Allison Krauss is wearing Alex Woo’s Little Princess Star.  During her career she has won 26 Grammy Awards, making her the most awarded female artist (and the third most awarded artist overall) in Grammy history.  A star has never been more deserving…

Alison Krauss Music Video “Missing You”

Alison Krauss 2007Alison Krauss was the heart to bringing bluegrass to a new audience in the ’90s. Blending bluegrass with folk, she was instantly acclaimed from the start of her career, but it wasn’t until her platinum-selling 1995 compilation ‘Now That I’ve Found You’ that she became a mainstream star. Born July 23, 1971, Alison Krauss grew up in Champaign, Ill., where her parents encouraged her and her brother, Viktor, to play instruments at an early age. Soon after taking up the violin, Krauss discovered fiddle contests and bluegrass festivals where she earned her initial acclaim as an instrumentalist, but it was soon clear her voice captivated everyone’s attention.

In this stunning duet, Alison Krauss pairs up with Nashville superstar John Waite with a new rendition of the radio staple “Missing You,” and is wearing Alex Woo’s sparkling Cindy earrings.