Robert Plant's Band of Joy is on tour. I don't think I can go, because I already have tickets to Buddy Guy for the week before Plant comes to Seattle. But still...
The announcement led me to listen to "Band of Joy" and again to the "Pounding Raising Sand" album with Alison Krauss.
I like this kind of music, and appreciate the way Robert practices his art. However, I can't help but think that the live version will transcend the recordings. On the "Sand" material, I found the "Crossroads" video performance to be SO much better.
Plant's post-Zeppelin work has been prolific, fascinating and a little inconsistent. For me, it certainly has elevated my appreciation of him as a musician.
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