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Robert Plant: A Life

This is really the first biography of Plant. On balance it’s decent enough but still a pedestrian effort that doesn’t really add much more to what we already know. To Paul Rees’ credit he keeps the speculative temptation that Zep always courted to a minimum. I think that a bio by the very excellent rock…

lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar

Well, Plant is back and the initial reviews seem to be very warm and pretty similar. Pitchfork The Guardian American Songwriter Paste  Rolling Stone Live4ever bluegrassbluescountry and westernfolkgospelLed ZeppelinmusicRobert PlantThe Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant: new fall release

Track listing   Why is it that we’re still hanging on every word Robert Plant sings? Why are his recordings so eagerly anticipated over 40 years into his career in pop music? Two reasons stand out above all others. First: his voice. Surely the predominant element in reaching listeners, in making a connection with each…

Robert Plant @ Jazz Fest

As usual an excellent report by Keith Spera. He prefers to chart his own course down roads less traveled, specifically the back-country trails that lead to forgotten corners of Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, and ramshackle bars in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood. Thus, on Saturday, he and the Space Shifters exhumed a meditation by high-lonesome Kentucky…