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Morning in Bryant Park: "O Brother"

Good Morning America has been doing a summer concert series on Friday mornings in Bryant Park, and I got up early today to see it, because they were featuring musicians from the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou"! Most of the time at this sort of event is spent warming up the crowd, doing rehearsals and soundchecks, waiting for commercials and news segments, et cetera, so there was relatively little live music, but what there was was great.

There to perform were Emmylou Harris, Alison Kraus, and Kraus's band Union Station (Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, and Dan Tyminski), alternately billed as the Soggy Bottom Boys. Tyminski led the group for "Man of Constant Sorrow," Harris joined them to sing "Roses in the Snow," and Kraus finished the show off with "Let Me Touch You for Awhile". The performance was excellent, and I especially enjoyed Jerry Douglas's dobro playing.

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