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Even today, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand confounds expectations

Even today, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raising Sand confounds expectations

The heavily praised ‘Raising Sand,’ released on Oct. 23, 2007, doesn’t sound like either Robert Plant or Alison Krauss – and that’s a good thing.

‘A lot of that stuff was a cliche’: Robert Plant on returning to his Led Zeppelin-era vocal style

‘A lot of that stuff was a cliche’: Robert Plant on returning to his Led Zeppelin-era vocal style

Beginning roughly with 2007’s Alison Krauss collaboration Raising Sand, Robert Plant began working in a quieter, more confidential manner that was completely alien to his Led Zeppelin style.

Jerry Douglas – Traveler (2012)

Dobro ace Jerry Douglas might have been expected to do some picking and grinning on the forthcoming Traveler. Happily, in keeping with the name, the album moves far afield of such easy assumptions.

Dar Williams – The Beauty of the Rain (2003)

One day back in 1996, I was on my way to work and heard this terrific song … about a kid playing in the backyard? Refusing to wear a shirt? Huh?!

Viktor Krauss – Far From Enough (2004)

By Tom Johnson I spent most of the morning flipping between one disc and the next, restless for something that actually fit my mood. I just didn’t want to, you know, as they say, deal and nothing particularly appealed to me. On days like this, I tend to gather up a pretty disparate grouping of artists to accompany me toRead More

Something Else! Reviews on the 2009 Grammy winners

Something Else! Reviews on the 2009 Grammy winners

Click through the titles below for Something Else! reviews on a number of last night’s key Grammy-award winners, including Robert Plant and Alison Krauss — who must have charley horses from going up and down to the podium so often. We also review B.B. King, whose terrific “One Kind Favor” was also produced by T-Bone Burnett; Al Green, Ricky Skaggs,Read More

Charlie Haden – Rambling Boy (2008)

Charlie Haden – Rambling Boy (2008)

by Nick DeRiso We know Charlie Haden as the bass-playing ground wire on scores of jazz’s more important works — not least of which was his late 1950s turn with the shape-shifting improvisational genius Ornette Coleman. Later, Haden was memorably featured alongside John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, with his own Liberation Music Orchestra and then the hipster noir bandRead More

My All-Star CD's of 2007: The Starters

by Pico Yesterday I revealed my second team selections of favorite CD’s from 2007. Now, we get into the really good stuff. Here is the Special Seven: Robert Plant/Allison Krauss – Raising SandNiether Plant nor Krauss are the kind of artists whose records I run out and buy, but I’ve always appreciated the works of both. In coming together forRead More

Quickies: Levon Helm, Herbie Hancock, Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, Neil Young

There’s been a plethora (love that word) of releases on the rock side of the genre ledger that has demanded by attention. You see, the rocksters listed here were all riding high back in the seventies, so naturally, I was curious to see if they still got “it.” In each case, the answer is “yes”, but for two of them,Read More

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