Ever since the release of Raising Sand in 2009, fans have been waiting for Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant to team up with Alison Krauss again. That day has finally arrived as the duo are set to perform at a tribute concert for American folk music legend Lead Belly in Washington DC.
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On April 25, Plant and Krauss, along with Buddy Miller and Viktor Krauss, will headline a special musical event at the Kennedy Center, in conjunction with the Grammy Museum. Also joining the lineup will be Alvin Youngblood Hart, Billy Hector, Valerie June, Shannon McNally, Josh White Jr., Lucinda Williams, and Dan Zanes, among others.
Kennedy Center’s vice president for community engagement Garth Ross said of the event: “We proudly join the Museum, the guest artists, and Lead Belly fans in recognizing and celebrating his lifelong legacy."
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss released a duet album, Raising Sand, in 2007, for which they won several Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. There had been talk of the two reuniting to make a follow-up album last year, but Plant is said to have rejected the idea.
Tickets to 'Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster' are on sale now.