The Listening Occasion is over. Increase the Roof is out now.
Be a part of us in a web-based listening get together for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss‘ first album collectively in 14 years, Increase the Roof. With NPR Music critic and correspondent Ann Powers within the host chair, we’ll characteristic a stay dialog with the artists.
When Plant and Krauss first introduced their debut collaboration greater than a decade in the past, eyebrows have been raised. Right here was Led Zeppelin‘s lead singer and a bluegrass-country singer/fiddler coming collectively for one thing subdued. “Whereas Elevating Sand is certainly assiduously mannerly, principally low-key and fairly,” Ken Tucker mentioned in his evaluate for Contemporary Air, “it is also starkly stunning, with an undercurrent of bleak humor that makes an important distinction in a set of concord songs like this.”
Increase the Roof reignites that outdated spark, because the duo interprets songs by The Everly Brothers, Calexico, Allen Toussaint and Olla Belle Reed, along with one unique tune, “Excessive and Lonesome.” The album is in some way quieter and extra haunting than the primary, but in addition deeper and extra invested in music historical past.