Plant on 'connection' with Griffin
Robert Plant has said he has a special connection with his tour bandmate, singer-songwriter and guitarist Patty Griffin.
The former Led Zeppelin legend, Patty, guitarist Buddy Miller, multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, bassist Byron House and drummer Marco Giovino are currently on the tour to promote Robert's forthcoming album Band Of Joy.
He said of Patty: "I can feel it without a word spoken and we sing together like crazy. It's like a rockin' thing. It's like the Andrews Sisters on acid, you know. It's really great - revelatory really. She let's fly. She really lets it go."
Robert's tour showcases Band Of Joy songs mixed in with Raising Sand favourites, solo material and an eclectic collection of Led Zeppelin songs. He said his aim for Zeppelin songs like Misty Mountain Hop and Houses Of The Holy is to make them feel like they are "crawling out of the swamp, not coming out of the bordello".
"Even the old songs are brand-new," he said. "There's nothing being reproduced that's ever been heard the way it's being played now ... it's all different. So we've got a hotbed of about 22 songs, which will grow and grow. And you know, it's just yet another opportunity for me to extend the manacles that are around my ankles, to get further and further out into the world of beautiful music."