Band of Joy by by Robert Plant

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Forty years after the birth of the band Led Zeppelin, former lead singer Robert Plant has been reborn as an interpreter of Americana roots music. Plant, once known for songs with occult/mythic influences, is now singing gospel-tinged works like “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down.” The follow-up to his platinum collaboration with Alison Krauss finds Plant in the capable hands of another Christian, co-producer Buddy Miller, exploring and interpreting a diverse American songbook where romantic and religious language often merge. The results are deep and brooding. (Rounder)

About the Author

Robert N. Hosack is Executive Editor for Baker Publishing Group, and he is a member of Church of the Servant CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.