Plant-Krauss: Something Else
As much as I'd like to see a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, I'm not sure they'd be capable of hitting a higher mark than Robert Plant and Alison Krauss did on Friday night at Merriweather.
It was a terrific show that was full of superlative moments - and surprises. The reworked version of "Black Dog," in particular, was a revelation. Plant and Krauss were both in fine voice - especially Krauss - and they were backed by a fantastic band that was theoretically led by T Bone Burnett, though the stars, to me, were multi-instrumentalists Buddy Miller and Stuart Duncan. (That Krauss woman can play a little bit, too.)
My dead-tree review is here.
Were you at Merriweather? (If so, were you that annoying guy in the front row, stage right, who kept dancing to a beat that nobody else was hearing?) Did you like the show as much as I did? Did you skip it because you're inherently opposed to the idea of Robert Plant singing gospel? Other crabs, nits, observations and apercus? And seriously: How in the world could Led Zep circa 2008 possibly outshine this most unlikely collaboration?
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