“Black Dog” (original here) begins with Jimmy Page’s unmistakable intro riff picked out on a banjo while Plant goofs around and attempts a two-step.
It feels like we’re in for a novelty act, but when the two start singing harmonies, the strength of their musical bond is immediately apparent, even in what some might consider a butchering of an iconic tune.
It's still possible, even in the most cultured of metropolises, to mention her name among music nerds and draw a blank stare.
Today Krauss insists she's more Nashville mom than Nashville star.
At the beginning Alison thought the songs chosen should be older than herself.
“I wanted it to be earlier than I remembered,” she explains.
I always know if something is working because I feel it in my bones – my recent album was tough to make as I couldn’t get that feeling so I just had to stop.Alison Krauss is renowned for her clear, angelic voice and exquisite harmonies and has been awarded no fewer than 26 Grammy awards.Krauss and her band, Union Station, are known here as ambassadors of bluegrass music, and their albums have sold more than 11 million copies.All-in-all it’s an interesting experiment in genre transposition, though I think we’re lucky to have been spared an album of Plant and Krauss re-inventing classic Zeppelin as contemporary Americana.Related Content: Deconstructing Led Zeppelin’s Classic Song ‘Ramble On’ Track by Track: Guitars, Bass, Drums & Vocals Dutchman Masters the Art of Singing Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” Backwards Led Zeppelin Plays One of Its Earliest Concerts (Danish TV, 1969) Josh Jones is a writer and musician based in Durham, NC.In 2007 Krauss collaborated with Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant on the haunting Raising Sand, which was a surprise hit and went on to sell 2.5 million copies worldwide.