Robert Plant on The Band Of Joy: video interview w/ new songs plus fab pix
Robert Plant talking about his Band Of Joy – with video excerpts of songs from the superb new album:
We saw Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy in Houston Texas in a night of musical magic. It was joyous and celebratory, Robert as special a singer as ever and fronting an extraordinary band led by ace guitarist Buddy Miller and featuring the sublime Patti Griffith.
From Led Zeppelin to his solo work to his already-classic ‘Raising Sand’ record with Alison Krauss to the September 13-released Band Of Joy album… Robert live with The Band Of Joy draws mesmerisingly from his amazing career.
Our favourite? Possibly the magnetic bluesed-out ‘Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down’ from the forthcoming album, previously cut by Willie Nelson and Uncle Tupelo… and then of course there’s the contagiously-percussive ‘Angel Dance’. The timeless troubadour shines on brightly.
To be on a roll and not to rock?
Photography: BP Fallon & Robert Plant in Houston Texas by Nicola Powell
Photography: Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy stage backdrop by BP Fallon
Photography: Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy live by BP Fallon July 24th 2010. Note Buddy Miller stage left and Patti Griffith second-right.
Photography: The Lobsters – BP Fallon and Robert Plant – plus
bassist Andy Sylvester sing backing vocals with Melvin’s Marauders
in The Queen’s Head pub in Stourbridge near Kidderminster
May 17th 1979 by Claire De La Luna
Robert Plant & The Band Of Joy: one and two more live pix by BPF.
The Band Of Joy takes its name from Robert’s pre-Zeppelin group
that included John Bonham.