Raising Sand is a collaboration between former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and bluegrass darling Alison Krauss.This impressive collection is unusual – both because of the pair’s seeming contradictory musical traditions and also in the strange and lovely amalgam of their styles.Davidson recognises that all world leaders divide opinion but his view of Mrs Merkel was determined by the bold statement she made about welcoming immigrants to Germany.'I felt I wanted to focus on her compassion and humanitarian values and I admired the fact that she did not shirk the responsibility and took her decision based on her own conviction, with no consideration of the political fall-out.' So how exactly did he set about reproducing those smokey blue eyes and that candid face?'I studied photographs and viewed film footage and I looked back through my own archive to remind myself of how light works on people’s faces.' Davidson submitted his completed portrait of Merkel on time in the form of a high resolution digital image.Born in South Belfast in 1968, Davidson gained a first-class Honours degree in Art and Design at the University of Ulster (now Ulster University).You can almost always find her in some sort of vintage dress (she says in this interview that she loves the 40’s and 50’s silhouette), or a blouse and skirt, usually with opaque tights, some cute but sensible shoes or boots, and minimal but eye-catching accessories.
The pedal steeled “Through The Morning, Through The Night” could’ve been lifted from one of Alison’s own albums, with her gentle voice taking the spotlight..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. Alison purrs sweetly over a swaying melody that successfully combines the bluegrass instrumentation of her own music with the exotic percussion and strings of Plant’s recent recordings.Their rocky rendition of The Everly Brothers’ “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)” is another highlight, thanks in part to producer T Bone Burnett’s 6-string bass.