Robert Plant & Allison Krauss?
Yes, Robert Plant & Allison Krauss. They’ve got an album coming out together in the next couple of weeks. Strange combination.
I don’t have any Allison Krauss CDs, but I’ve always found her voice phenomenal – perhaps one of the greatest female vocalists alive. A voice like an angel. But, it’s my understanding that her songs are almost exclusively country/bluegrass and I couldn’t see myself buying a whole album of country bluegrass.
On the other hand, Robert Plant – old man, rock & roller – how could the two of them create an album together? Well, apparently they did, and apparently they too had doubts initially if it would be possible.
There’s a good video here of them discussing the project and Plant explains that it was a little daunting at first, since he never harmonizes with another vocalist in his music and here he had to sit down and do that with her; and she explains that she’d always sang bluegrass, always within a standard format, never sang with drums before, and was required to explore this new way of singing.
I’ll be curious to hear it.