Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Perform at NPR Music Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
- Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and American bluegrass singer-songwriter Alison Krauss reunited and released their second collaborative studio album “Raise the Roof” on November 19, 2021.
It is their first project in 14 years since the 2007 album “Raising Sand”.
The album comprises 14-track, produced by T Bone Burnett, who also helmed “Raising Sand”.
The pair covered 13 songs, such as Calexico's “Quattro [World Drifts In]”, Allen Toussaint's “Trouble With My Lover”, Merle Haggard's “Going Where the Lonely Go”, and recorded the original track “High and Lonesome” written by Robert Plant and T Bone Burnett.
Also, they are backed by some of Nashville's finest players, including guitarists Buddy Miller and Bill Frisell.
After the release the album, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss appeared on NPR Music Tiny Desk (Home) Concert to perform “Can't Let Go”, “Searching For My Love” and “Trouble With My Lover” from the album.
“Can't Let Go” is the first single off of the album, a song originally recorded by Lucinda Williams and written by Randy Weeks.
“Searching For My Love” was released by Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces in 1966. “Trouble With My Lover” was released by Betty Harris in 1969.
Robert Plant said of the collaboration with Alison Krauss, “We're just good. I think we are determined and gritty. We like the idea of seeing things straight down the line, no fluffy stuff. So if we don't get it right, we have to move on. And we're friends, really good friends, so we can reach a 'no' really quickly if it's not feeling right.”
The duo will begin a tour of the US and Europe on June 1, 2022 in Canandaigua, NY. The European dates include a showpiece June 26 appearance in London's Hyde Park, where they will be special guests of the Eagles.
Photo by David McClister
- source : NPR