Robert Plant’s Band of Joy

get more from BRO

Robert Plant is making some of the best music of his life. While many people I know are bummed that he continually resists a Led Zeppelin reunion, I can’t help but enjoy the Americana roots direction he continues to pursue. On his latest album, Band of Joy, Plant follows up his acclaimed collaboration with Alison Krauss by sticking with a cast of Nashville aces, including multi-instrumentalist Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, and tunesmith Darrell Scott. It’s a homage to dusty blues, Appalachian folk, and vintage country with hints of throwback psychedelic rock. Plant and his latest crew rework covers by Townes Van Zant (“Harm’s Swift Way”), Richard Thompson (“House of Cards”), and Los Lobos (“Angel Dance”). Plant just announced a tour behind the album, and fittingly it will run all over the Southeast, including a kick-off show at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville on January 18. More dates here.

More on this topic


in case you missed it

Martin County, Florida: Disconnect to Reconnect

Disconnect to reconnect in Martin County, where seemingly endless Atlantic beaches span nearly 22 miles along the coast and include individual access...

Go Outside and Play: Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Feature Image: Historic Downtown Elizabethtown Corner. Photo courtesy of Elizabethtown Tourism. A WEEKEND IN... Elizabethtown, Kentucky

The Sound of Silence and the Joy of Laughter — on the Upper James River Water Trail

Sometimes we venture out into nature to find solitude. To simply reflect on its beauty. To escape from noise, traffic and the...

Go Outside and Play: Lexington & Rockbridge County

Feature Image: Along the 64 miles of the Upper James River and 10 miles of the Maury River, a 59-mile stretch of...