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Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Philadelphia, PA, 07/12/08
Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, Philadelphia, PA, 07/12/08

My apologies for the poor photo, I debated posting it, but the concert was so truly amazing it overrides any photo.  Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on what Plant termed the “Raising Sand Revue” backed up by extraordinary musicians.

The concert took their Raising Sand material and kicked it up 5-6-7…10 (?) notches for the live show adding some of Led Zeppelin’s and Plant’s solo material along the way.  Krauss with her ethereal voice, it seems to come out of her small frame with no effort at all, and Plant’s “God of Rock” earthiness. The concert was loud, loud, loud and it was perfect.  Early on they sang Led Zeppelin’s classic “Black Dog” backed up by banjo, acoustic bass and guitar.  Led Zeppelin with lead banjo?  It worked.  Plant egged the crowd on to fill in the “ah’s” in between his and Alison’s harmonies.  Everyone jumped in and stayed there the whole night long.