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Robert Plant, Alison Krauss perform three tracks for Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are the latest artists to take part in NPR’s recurring Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series.

The duo recently released their new album, Raise The Roof, which is the follow-up to Raising Sand. During their Tiny Desk (Home) set, they played a trio of covers from the album. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss kicked off the set with a cover of Lucinda Williams’ “Can’t Let Go” (written by Randy Weeks).” Then, the pair deliver a harmony-driven cover of Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces’ “Searching For My love.” Lastly, Krauss took the lead on Allen Toussaint’s “Trouble With My Lover,” originally recorded by Betty Harris.

Plant and Krauss were joined by a star-studded cast of musicians. Jay Bellerose took to drums, JD McPherson played guitar, Dennis Crouch performed on the upright bass, Stuart Duncan played guitars and ukulele, and Viktor Krauss took to the electric bass and guitar.

Watch Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Tiny Desk (Home) Concert below.

Raise the Roof follows the duo’s legendary 2007 covers album, Raising Sand. Similar to Raising Sand, T-Bone Burnett produced Raise the Roof. On the album, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss cover tracks by Merle Haggard, The Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Allen Toussaint, and more. It boasts an original song co-written by the duo, called “High and Lonesome.”

“One of my favourite parts of this is the songs and songwriters that I had never heard of,” Alison Krauss says. “Working with Robert, and with T Bone, is always a great education in music history.”

Raise the Roof features previously released covers of Bert Jansch’s “It Don’t Bother Me” and Randy Weeks’ “Can’t Let Go.” The duo also shared a new original track called “High and Lonesome.”

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