It looks as though Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are finally prepping a followup to their 2007 Grammy Award-winning Raising Sand album. Ultimate Classic Rock posted that pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz, revealed on the Everyone Loves Guitar podcast, “I actually just recently heard a song from the upcoming record. (Plant) is doing another record with — has done another record — with Alison Krauss and I heard a track from it the other day.”
Leisz went on to describe the song, titled, “Searching For My Baby” as “incredible,” adding “When you hear that, it’s going to blow your mind. It’s fantastic.”
Greg Leisz isn’t the first musician to hip the public on the new sessions. Back in May 2020, Lucinda Williams revealed that she had taken part in sessions for the album, which included returning producer T Bone Burnett.
With the incredible success of his 2007 Raising Sand collaboration with Alison Krauss, Plant fully committed to his current organic and folk-based musical direction: “I hate to say it, but it felt young. It felt like I didn’t know what was going to happen next, and it didn’t really matter — and that was the great thing. I know the songs that I like and the songs that I always attach myself to have been of a certain genre, if they’re not self-penned. And I was in very good company with people who had a very familiar lean in the same direction.”