Alison Krauss played the Free Clinic Benefit Saturday

The honey-voiced old-timey singer (and sometime Robert Plant collaborator) Alison Krauss headlined the Charlottesville Free Clinic’s annual fundraiser at the Pavilion on Saturday night, with the young folk act Dawes in tow. Crack photographer John Robinson was on hand to catch some of the action.

Last year’s show was headlined by Sheryl Crow, and this year’s benefit appeared to have been received with just as much fanfare. Bruce Hornsby (who I interviewed in this week’s Feedback column) played the first benefit in 2002. Before Krauss’ show, the concerts had raised $1.3 million.

Krauss was accompanied by her band Union Station, as well as the incredible dobro player Jerry Douglas. Check out the setlist here—it seems they played tracks from Krauss’ latest, Paper Airplane, as well as classics like "Man of Constant Sorrow."

See if you can identify the people catching some free tunes from the Ninth Street bridge, behind Krauss in the first photo. It’s a benefit, you deadbeats!


What did you think of the show?