Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Stairway to Bluegrass

In news that conjurs the sounds of Hayseed Dixie (the hillbillie AC/DC tribute band), Alison Krauss and Robert Plant have an album out. And it's the same album. And they both sing on it. Together. Weird huh? I can't wait to hear the dulcet tones of Krauss's fiddle as Plant sings about squeezing his lemon.

Seriously, this sounds like a pretty cool album for one big reason. T Bone Burnett, producer of the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack was in charge and it sounds like he really challenged the two musicians and wove a tapestry. I can't wait to hear the disc (said the thirty something who hasn't quite got used to the idea of downloading albums to the iPod yet).

I've heard Celine Dion and Joey Ramone will be opening the North American tour. Should be quite a show.

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