Following the smash success of their Grammy award-winning 2007 debut LP Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have once again teamed up with producer T Bone Burnett (guitarist with Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue).
The duo’s much-anticipated follow up album – Raise the Roof – is due out on November 19 and features a host of stellar guitarists including Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Bill Frisell, and Buddy Miller.
“We wanted it to move,” says Krauss. “We brought other people in, other personalities within the band, and coming back together again in the studio brought a new intimacy to the harmonies.”
“You hear something, and you go, ‘Man, listen to that song, we got to sing that song!’” adds Plant. “It’s a vacation, really – the perfect place to go that you least expected to find.”
Consisting of twelve new tracks, Raise the Roof showcases songs by a variety of artists such as Merle Haggard, The Everly Brothers, and British folk guitar hero Bert Jansch, as well as the Plant/Burnett-penned “High and Lonesome,” and the Grammy-nominated Lucinda Williams classic “Can’t Let Go.”
Ahead of the album’s release, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have today shared their cover of Randy Williams’ composition “Can’t Let Go.” Powered by a locomotive rhythm, Plant and Krauss duet, “I got a big chain around my neck, And I’m broken down like a train wreck,” while Frisell provides some exemplary reverberated twang tones on electric guitar backed by Hidalgo on acoustic guitar.
Pre-order your copy of Raise the Roof by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss here (opens in new tab).
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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab), Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
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