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Krauss, Martin, Carpenter play on Rounder anniversary DVD

Friday, February 26, 2010 – Alison Krauss, Steve Martin and Mary Chapin Carpenter will be among the acts included in Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert, a celebration of the label's 40 years in the music industry, out May 4 on DVD.

Filmed in October 2009 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the concert will also be presented as a PBS television special that will begin airing on the network in March. The companion CD will be released on March 2.

Krauss performed with her band, Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. Other playing were Bela Fleck, and Irma Thomas musical host Minnie Driver and special guests Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas and Jazz/R&B pianist, Henry Butler.

The DVD will include performances by these artists as well as performances from Martin's show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, from Krauss and Robert Plant's 2008 CMT "Crossroads" special and from Madeleine Pyrex's 2009 concert in Los Angeles

All the artists involved will donate their royalties and Rounder will be donating a percentage of the profits to NARAS' Grammy in the Schools Programs to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture.

DVD performances are:

1. Cold Dark River - Minnie Driver

2. Beloved - Minnie Driver *

3. Outside People - Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas *

4. Think About the Good Times - Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas

5. Rich Woman - Robert Plant | Alison Krauss

6. River Is Waiting - Irma Thomas *

7. Don't Mess With My Man - Irma Thomas

8. Dance Me to the End of Love - Madeleine Peyroux *

9. Don't Wait Too Long - Madeleine Peyroux

10. Restless - Alison Krauss and Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas

11. Gravity - Alison Krauss and Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas

12. Pitkin County Turn Around - Steve Martin

13. Daddy Played the Banjo - Steve Martin **

14. Saga of the Old West - Steve Martin

15. Keys to the Kingdom - Bela Fleck *

16. Another Morning - Bela Fleck

17. Why Shouldn't We - Mary Chapin Carpenter

18. Mrs. Hemingway - Mary Chapin Carpenter **

19. He Thinks He'll Keep Her - Mary Chapin Carpenter

20. Medley: Angeles Watching Over Me/ I'll Fly Away/ Down by the Riverside - Grand Finale

* = not in PBS Broadcast

** = not in PBS Broadcast or on Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert CD

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