On March 2, Rounder will release Rounder Records' 40th Anniversary Concert, an album of the concert that celebrated the label's 40 years in the music industry. Recorded 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, 2010 and released on DVD in May.
The event is a superb exhibition of Rounder's diverse roster, and features Grammy® winning Rounder artists Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck, and Irma Thomas along with musical host Minnie Driver, and special guests Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas and Jazz/R&B pianist, Henry Butler. The CD will include performances by these artists as well as select performances from Steve Martin's show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, from Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's 2008 CMT "Crossroads" special, and from Madeleine Peyroux's 2009 concert in Los Angeles.
The event was filmed by High Five Entertainment, and a portion of the ticket proceeds were donated to NARAS' Grammy® in the Schools Programs to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Grammy® Foundation influences the lives of young people by opening the windows of opportunity that music can provide for their futures.
CD Track Listing:
01. Cold Dark River – Minnie Driver
02. Beloved – Minnie Driver
03. Outside People – Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
04. Think About the Good Times – Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
05. Rich Woman – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
06. River Is Waiting – Irma Thomas
07. Don't Mess With My Man – Irma Thomas
08. Don't Wait Too Long – Madeleine Peyroux
09. Dance Me to the End of Love – Madeleine Peyroux
10. Restless – Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
11. Gravity – Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
12. Pitkin County Turn Around – Steve Martin
13. Saga of the Old West – Steve Martin
14. Keys to the Kingdom – Bela Fleck
15. Another Morning – Bela Fleck
16. Why Shouldn't We – Mary Chapin Carpenter
17. He Thinks He'll Keep Her – Mary Chapin Carpenter
18. Medley: Angeles Watching Over Me / I'll Fly Away / Down by the Riverside – Grand Finale