It’s been a long 13 years, but Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have reunited with producer T-Bone Burnett for the new Raise The Roof collection. The album marks the long-awaited followup to the duo’s 2007 Grammy Award-winning Raising Sand collection, that helped bring Americana music into millions of new households.
Raise The Roof will be released on November 19th, with the album’s first single — a cover of Lucinda Williams‘ 1998 hit, “Can’t Let Go” — having already dropped. The pair last worked together in 2015 when they teamed up for a new Christmas track, called “The Light Of Christmas Day.”
Rolling Stone reported the duo — who plan on hitting the road together in 2022 — have covered tracks by such notables as Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, the Everly Brothers, and Bert Jancsh — as well co-writing the original song, “High And Lonesome.”
Robert Plant admitted to us that after the blockbuster success of Raising Sand, he and Alison Krauss tried soon after to record a followup, but ultimately needed time away from the project before truly starting anew: “Well, we got to talking about it and we got to sharing a bunch of ideas, and we got to go into the studio and trying some of them out. And it was particularly challenging to try and follow Raising Sand, probably so soon after we finished working on the project. So, perhaps we didn’t give it enough space, anyway. Y’know, we reached a point where we knew we’d have to kind of hook up later on.”