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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in Raising Sand

In the just released Raising Sand Robert Plant and Alison Krauss sing the songs threaded (on an unknown thread) by T Bone Burnett.

By the time he was 14 Robert Plant was opening for bands and he knew American blues through and through. He knew them in his soul and well enough to say who had produced the song he heard and in which city. He left school in his mid-teens and became the golden legend of Led Zepplin, which has sold 300 million albums. After John Bonham's death the band disbanded, and Plant became a solo artist.

Decades later, and despite the loss of his son to illness, Plant still clearly loves to make music. In 2005 he received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006 he began collaborating with country singer and fiddle artist Alison Krauss. T Bone Burnett (in appearance an English gentleman from the 1930s, but with a southern American accent) was their producer.

Alison said in a recent interview, “There is so much life that the sound of Robert's voice describes. You don’t even have to know what he’s saying.”

The video gives you only the faintest sense of their enthralling sound.


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