Killing the Blues by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Sometimes you just need s song that floats lightly in your mind. This week has seemed like an entire month of stuff has been pushed into the space of a few days, so it is time to wind down with some Plant and Krauss. One is the queen of bluegrass and the other the lion of rock and roll. Both individually accomplished and legends in their respective genres, they came together with producer T-Bone Burnett to create an album otherworldly subtle yet deeply complex and textured.
Raising Sand won its share of praise and awards when it came out in 2007. The combination of song choices, instrumentation, and the harmonization between Plant and Krauss works marvelously well. I can put this album on and simply float on top of the sounds. My favorite track of many favorites is Killing the Blues, a song written by Chris Issak’s bassist Rowland Salley, which later went on to win a Grammy. It is a slow burner and just what I need today.
This album is eternally one of my favorites