Pullin’ ‘Tubes: Plant Dances With Angels

Despite being known as the front man for Godfathers of Hard Rock Led Zeppelin, in recent years Robert Plant has shown his affinity towards the subtle sounds of folk, bluegrass and Americana. In 2007, Plant achieved unexpected runaway success with the release of  Raising Sand, his unconventional pairing with Alison Krauss, which netted the pair a slew of Grammys including Album Of The Year. While the duo are rumored to be plotting a follow up, Plant has decided to go all the way back to his pre-Zep days for the inspiration for his latest folk-leaning release – Band Of Joy.

The record, named in honor of the experimental blues band that Plant played in with John Bonham prior to forming Led Zeppelin, features the impressive backing band of top notch roots musicians Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Darrell Scott, Byron House and Marco Giovino. The album, which will hit stores on September 14, will feature a mix of traditional folk tunes and covers including a take on Los Lobos‘ Angel Dance from the 1990 release Neighborhood, which Plant just released a video for…

Plant recently wrapped up a short US tour, and will now head across the pond for a string of  European dates beginning on September 2 in London.

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