robert plant band of joy

While the Zeppelin reunion rumour mill has finally ground to a halt and Jimmy Page seems content to talk up the amazing new stuff he is forever working on, Robert Plant is certainly not content to rest on any laurels. Following the extensive touring in promotion of Raising Sand, the stunning 2007 album with Alison Krauss, he has been busy putting together a new band of Nashville players led by Buddy Miller. Resurrecting the moniker of one of Plant’s early groups, The Band of Joy are set to release an album next month. Two Irish gigs having been added to the tour and having heard some recordings of the U.S. dates so far I rushed out to grab me a ticket for Belfast. The lead single Angel Dance is a cover of a Los Lobos song that swaggers, swings and struts along confidently with Plant in fine voice.

Robert Plant & The Band of Joy – Angel Dance: