Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Raise The Roof – Limited Alternate Cover Edition, Vinyl, LP, Rounder, 2021

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are joining creative forces once again on their new album, Raise The Roof, out Nov. 19 on Rounder Records. The first track off the project, “Can’t Let Go,” is available everywhere now.

The new project finds Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Plant and 27-time Grammy-winner Krauss reunited after fourteen years following the success of their first collaboration, Raising Sand (2007/Rounder), which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, reached Platinum status, and earned six Grammys including Album and Record of the Year.

Raise The Roof features twelve new recordings of tracks by Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, The Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Geeshie Wiley, Bert Jansch and more. Highlights include a Plant-Burnett original, “High and Lonesome,” and the classic “Can’t Let Go,” written by Randy Weeks and first recorded by Lucinda Williams.

“We wanted it to move,” Krauss says. “We brought other people in, other personalities within the band, and coming back together again in the studio brought a new intimacy to the harmonies.”

“You hear something and you go, ‘Man, listen to that song, we got to sing that song!’ It’s a vacation, really — the perfect place to go that you least expected to find,” adds Plant.

Like its predecessor, Raise The Roof was produced by T Bone Burnett and is accompanied by drummer Jay Bellerose; guitarists Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Bill Frisell, and Buddy Miller; bassists Dennis Crouch and Viktor Krauss; and pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl, among others.

Plant and Krauss are set to tour together in 2022, with dates to be announced soon.