Although she grew up a musician, Alison Brown’s career as a legendary banjoist took a detour when she pursued a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and then an MBA from UCLA. Returning to music after a stint as an investment banker, she garnered national acclaim for joining Alison Krauss’ band Union Station in 1989. She has worked with other greats including Vince Gill and the Indigo Girls. Brown’s solo album Simple Pleasures was nominated for a Grammy, and in 1991 she was recognized by the International Bluegrass Music Association as Banjo Player of the Year. She later started her own record company, Compass Records, with husband Garry West.
Alison Brown: Everyday I Write The Book
Alison Brown: Homeward Bound
Alison Brown: Drawing Down the Moon