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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Cover Bert Jansch’s ‘It Don’t Bother Me’

'Raise The Roof' is out November 19
Plant and Krauss
David McClister

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss just released a Bert Jansch cover “It Don’t Bother Me.”

From the Scottish folk musician and Pentangle founding member, the track is reworked by the duo with deep percussion hits and Krauss’ searing croon. “It Don’t Bother Me” gradually builds in intensity through the interplaying guitars of Marc Ribot and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo.

“I’ve been a big follower of Bert Jansch’s work since I was a teenager, and of that whole Irish, Scottish, English folk style that has a different lilt and different lyrical perspective,” Plant said in a statement. “I was very keen to bring some of that into the picture.”

The cover is the latest song to emerge from Plant and Krauss’ upcoming Raise The Roof, which is set to arrive November 19 via Rounder Records. It marks the duo’s reunion as their first record in 14 years, since their 2007 Grammy-winning Raising Sand, and it was produced by T Bone Burnett.

“One of my favorite parts of this is the songs and songwriters that I had never heard of,” Krauss said. “Working with Robert, and with T Bone, is always a great education in music history.”

Raise The Roof Track List

1. Quattro (World Drifts In)
2. The Price of Love
3. Go Your Way
4. Trouble With My Lover
5. Searching for My Love
6. Can’t Let Go
7. It Don’t Bother Me
8. You Led Me to The Wrong
9. Last Kind Words Blues
10. High and Lonesome
11. Going Where the Lonely Go
12. Somebody Was Watching Over Me