The 2007 album Raising Sand from Plant and Krauss earned a Grammy for Album of the Year
Fourteen years after their Grammy-winning project Raising Sand, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant have announced a new collaborative album, Raise the Roof, out Nov. 19 via Rounder. Plant and Krauss released the lead single from the project, “Can’t Let Go,” which was penned by Randy Weeks and previously included on the 1998 Lucinda Williams album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.
Raising Sand earned multiple Grammy wins for Krauss and Plant, including Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (“Rich Woman”), Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (“Killing The Blues”), Record of the Year (“Please Read The Letter”), as well as wins for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album and the coveted Album of the Year honor.
T Bone Burnett, who collaborated with Krauss and Plant on Raising Sand, returns to produce Raise the Roof. The album also includes guitarists Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Bill Frisell, and Buddy Miller, drummer Jay Bellerose, bassists Dennis Crouch and Viktor Krauss, and pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl.
Krauss said via a press release, “We wanted it to move. We brought other people in, other personalities within the band, and coming back together again in the studio brought a new intimacy to the harmonies.”
Plant said, “You hear something and you go ‘Man, listen to that song, we got to sing that song!’ It’s a vacation, really—the perfect place to go that you least expected to find.”
Bluegrass star Alison Krauss coming to Evansville’s Aiken Theatre
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Bluegrass/country music star Alison Krauss will perform at Old National Events Plaza’s Aiken Theatre on June 3.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster and the venue’s box office.
Krauss has won 27 Grammy awards, nine Country Music Association Awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and two Gospel Music Association Awards.
The native of Champaign, Illinois, fell in love with bluegrass when she began playing fiddle at age 5. By 14, Rounder Records signed her to her first record deal, and she went on to release her debut solo album two years later.
Krauss became a member of the Grand Ole Opry at 21.
Now 48, Krauss has released 14 albums including five solo and seven with her longtime band and musical collaborators Union Station. Her collaboration with legendary Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, called Raising Sand, was certified platinum and won five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.
Krauss has sold more than 12 million records to date.
She played at the same Evansville venue, then known as The Centre, in 2011.