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Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas

“We first saw the Sea Changer in Las Vegas at the LDI Show last year and were very impressed with its rich colors and minimal loss light out-put. I contacted Tom Morris with Sea Changer to check availability in hopes of using them on the Alison Krauss and Union Station tour. The show doesn’t require a lot of light movement, and it seemed to fill the bill as a reliable color changer.

 

 

They were able to deliver 40 units in our time frame, so we fit them into our Source Four lekos and used them on a brief Tony Rice/AKUS tour. Two of our lighting guys, Alex Blagg and Ed Welsh, loved the units and wanted to incorporate them into the current Hundred Miles or More tour. We suggested them to Howell, who put them into his design. They have performed flawlessly.   — Cliff Miller

 

 

 

“We had been providing production for most of the Alison Krauss and Union Station southeastern dates up until the release of the Oh Brother… soundtrack in ‘02. T. Bone Burnett put together the Down from the Mountain tour, and Alison Krauss’ manager, Denise Stiff, and long-time Alison Krauss soundman Bernie Velluti suggested SE Systems for the summer tour. We’ve been with Alison ever since.”


— Production Manager Cliff Miller, explaining how SE Systems started working with Krauss.

“We all — lighting designers Howell Binkely and Ryan O’Gara, plus set designer Hanna Price — met in Nashville with DS Management along with Alison to discuss ideas for the set. The ‘living room’ idea seemed to fit into the mix making for a cozy setting.” — Cliff Miller

 

“Working with Alison, Union Station (Barry Bales, Dan Tyminski, Ron Block) and Jerry Douglas is the ultimate gig. It’s very laid back and at the same time quite challenging. Each member is a master of their instrument, and as a band, they make incredible music. We try to support them in the same tasteful way that they play.” — Cliff Miller

“We all — lighting designers Howell Binkely and Ryan O’Gara, plus set designer Hanna Price — met in Nashville with DS Management along with Alison to discuss ideas for the set. The ‘living room’ idea seemed to fit into the mix making for a cozy setting.” — Cliff Miller

Crew
Lighting Supplier: SE Systems
Production Manager: Cliff Miller
Lighting Designers: Howell Binkely, Ryan O’Gara
Lighting Director: Ed Welch
Set Design: Hannah Price

Gear

1 Avolites Diamond 4 Vision console
1 Christie Swing Wing truss
17 ETC Source Four 26°, 750 W
15 ETC Source Four 19°, 750 W
32 ETC Source Four 36°, 575 W
24 ETC Source Four 26°, 575 W
20 ETC Source Four 19°, 575 W
44 ETC Source Four Par MFL, 575 W
6  ETC Source Four Par NSP, 575 W
98 Channels of Leprecon VX 2400 Series 2 dimmers
6 Martin MAC 700s
6 Martin MAC 600s
14 Martin MAC 550s
6 Martin MAC 500s
32 Ocean Optics Sea Changers


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