Alison Krauss , born July 23, 1971 in Decatur Illinois, (USA) is an American singer and violinist of bluegrass and country music.
Alison Krauss begins studying classical violin at the age of five. She is quickly drawn to country music and bluegrass. At age eight, she takes part in competitions for young talents. Two years later, she founded her own group. In 1983, she won a twelve-year Illinois State Fiddle Championship fiddle contest
In 1985, when she was only fifteen, she participated in her first recording for the disc of her brother Viktor, Different Strokes. She recorded her first record under her own name in 1987, Too Late To Cry. She became known in Europe for her participation in the Buffy vs. Vampire series and for the Coen brothers' O'Brother movie soundtrack.
Since 1989, she has played with her group Union Station, composed of Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Ron Block (Banjo, guitar, vocals), Jerry Douglas (Dobro) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals).