Robert Plant takes an eclectic dive into Americana roots music on new album “Band of Joy” (Rounder Records) due out Sept. 14. Album was co-produced by Plant and Nashville legend and guitarist Buddy Miller.
Album opens with a throbbing rendition of Los Lobos’ ‘Angel Dance’, and also features the glittering drone-rock of Low’s ‘Silver Rider’ and ‘Monkey’, the
Fifties-style country-gospel harmonies which transform The Kelly Brothers’
Sixties soul classic ‘Falling In Love Again’, the desolate banjo-driven
interpretation of ‘Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down’, the transplanted
English/Appalachian folk ballad ‘Cindy I’ll Marry You Some Day’, and jangling
blues imagery of ‘Central Two-O-Nine’.
In other kinda-related news, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has also revealed to the BBC that he was working on new material with a number of different projects.
“I’m just looking forward to making some music and surprising
people with it,” he said.