Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have collaborated again for their first album in 14 years. Today, the duo released “High and Lonesome” off Raise The Roof, which is set to arrive November 19 via Rounder Records.
“High and Lonesome” is the lone original from the record, written by Plant and T Bone Burnett and backed by an all-star lineup (drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist Dennis Crouch, guitarist Marc Ribot, pedal steel player Russell Pahl, Viktor Krauss on mellotron, Jeff Taylor on bass accordion, and Burnett on electric guitar and mellotron). The track follows the release of the lead rendition-single “Can’t Let Go,” of Randy Weeks and Lucinda Williams’ classic.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Plant alongside the 27-time Grammy-winner Krauss recorded Raise The Roof at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios. “One of my favorite parts of this is the songs and songwriters that I had never heard of,” Alison Krauss said. “Working with Robert, and with T Bone, is always a great education in music history.”
The album includes deep cuts of Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, The Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Geeshie Wiley, Bert Jansch, and Calexico tracks.
“It’s such a far cry from everything I’ve done before,” Robert Plant said. “I love the whole kaleidoscope of music that I’ve explored, but this is a place where you can think within the song, you can decide how to bring home an emotion. It’s another blend that we’ve got, and long may we have more of them.”