Robert Plant and Allison Krauss tackle Townes van Zandt’s “Nothin’” at Red Rocks.
1. Gone, Gone, Gone
3. The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
5. When The Levee Breaks
7. Black Dog
8. Stick With Me Baby
10. Rich Woman
12. Please Read The Letter
Honoring their Grammy win last night for Raising Sand, we’ve decided to post some of their live takes on Zeppelin/Plant songs.
“The Battle Of Evermore”:
“In The Mood”:
We at Musical Stew Daily would like to wish Mr. Robert Anthony Plant a very happy 60th birthday. Led Zeppelin was my first true favorite band in middle school. We still pop in some Zeppelin from time to time and totally dig his new album with Allison Krauss. Cheers Robert!
With Allison Krauss performing “Gone Baby Gone”:
Solo performance of “Heaven Knows”:
With Led Zeppelin performing “Kashmir”:
With Led Zeppelin performing “Going To California”:
With Led Zeppelin performing “Dazed And Confused”:
’tis very nice.
We’re watching Robert Plant and Allison Kraus on CMT Crossroads right now and the word that keeps coming up in our conversation to describe the pair’s songs is “haunting.” Many songs conjure up the image of a dark, steamy pond at night that is seemingly familiar yet with a disturbing undertone as if something is lurking in the nearby forest. Even the songs that aren’t as haunting are still very dreamy. Regardless, it’s an interesting duo and we love the album.
I’ve been a fan of Allison Kraus since I first saw her in the early ’90s. And Robert Plant, please…he’s an amazing legend, of course (even if his head seems to have doubled in size since the ’70s, literally not figuratively).
The following video is of Allison and Robert performing Killing the Blues (one of our favorites) on May 6, 2008.