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.