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Plant and Krauss: Rock and Bluegrass Duets

Whether singing for Led Zeppelin or on his own, Robert Plant has done more to establish the iconic image of a "rock god" than perhaps any other frontman. Led Zeppelin was, and still is, one of the most successful rock groups in history; its combination of impeccable musicianship, earth-shattering live performances and innovative songwriting helped ensure its place as a towering influence in rock 'n' roll.

Alison Krauss is one of the most accomplished bluegrass musicians of the last few decades. As a singer and fiddler, Krauss has been instrumental in bringing folk and bluegrass music to a wide audience.

Together, Plant and Krauss have released Raising Sand. Recorded in Nashville and Los Angeles with producer T Bone Burnett, the album features the two singers interpreting blues, R&B, folk and country songs by classic songwriters such as Townes Van Zandt, Mel Tillis and Doc Watson.

Copyright 2008 XPN

David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.