Out today (November 19th) is, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss‘ long-awaited second album, Raise The Roof. The record, which reunites them with producer T-Bone Burnett, marks the followup to the duo’s 2007 Grammy Award-winning Raising Sand collection that helped bring Americana music into millions of new households.
Plant & Krauss are rolling out a string of public appearances today to publicize the set, with Blabbermouth posting: “Beginning at 1 p.m. EST the indomitable duo joins forces with YouTube to present a global livestream. Backed by an all-star band in Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, they will debut a selection of songs from Raise The Roof exclusively for audiences on the platform. The special event will be hosted simultaneously on the official Plant and Krauss YouTube channels.”
The pair was interviewed today by CBS’ Anthony Mason, and then appears tonight on the network’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, before being featured on CBS Saturday Morning tomorrow.
During a chat with People, Robert plant spoke about what connects him and Alison Krauss artistically: “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. . . We’ve got our own individual strengths, and it’s a miracle that they can ever meld. But they do. In the beginning it was difficult, because I wasn’t used to being tutored and, ‘Why don’t you do it like this?’ And I just thought, ‘Oh, baby!'”
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will join the Eagles as part of a double-bill massive open-air show set for June 26th, 2022 at London’s Hyde Park. The concert is part of next year’s American Express presents BST Hyde Park series, which plays on the grounds over two weekends next summer.
- Among the musicians featured on Raise The Roof are drummer Jay Bellerose, guitarists Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Bill Frisell, and Buddy Miller, bassists Dennis Crouch and Viktor Krauss, and pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl.
- 2007’s Raising Sand hit Number Two on the Billboard 200 albums charts.
- Robert Plant and Alison Krauss‘ cover of the Everly Brothers‘ “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)” scored the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
CHECK IT OUT: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ 2021 lyric video for “I Can’t Let Go”:
CHECK IT OUT: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss’ 2021 version of “It Don’t Bother Me”: