In a couple of weeks, the great roots-music singer Alison Krauss will release Windy City, her first solo album in many years. It’s a collection of covers of country-music oldies, and it’s hard to imagine another singer better-suited to making an album like that. We’ve already posted her devastating cover of Brenda Lee’s “Losing You,” as well as her version of the Osbourne Brothers’ “Windy City.” And now she’s shared her take on “River In The Rain,” a ballad that Roger Miller wrote for the Broadway Huckleberry Finn musical Big River. Krauss has turned it into a grand, orchestral weeper, and it’s really pretty. Listen below.
Windy City is out 2/17 on Capitol.