Rich Woman
In 2007 Rounder released Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and
bluegrass/country pioneerAlison Krauss’ Raising Sand, an album
that spans the intersections of early urban blues, traditional
country, and the unrealized potential of the folk-rock movement.
It is an album that uncovers popular music’s elemental roots
while sounding effortlessly timeless. The New York Times took
note of the unlikely but effective combination of musical styles
in its concert review: “…their chemistry springs partly from
contrast; even the most harmonious moments convey a subtle,
fruitful tension.”
Raising Sand went on to win six Grammys®, one in 2007 for Best
Pop Collaboration with Vocals (“Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved
On)”), and five in 2008 including top honors for Album of the
Year and Record of the Year (“Please Read The Letter”) as well
as Best Contemporary Americana/Folk Album, Best Pop
Collaboration With Vocals (“Rich Woman”), and Best Country
Collaboration With Vocals (“Killing The Blues”).
During 2008 Plant and Krauss, along with many of the other
musicians featured on Raising Sand, toured the U.S. and Europe
playing sold out concert halls and major festivals. Prior to that
tour they appeared on the popular CMT series Crossroads. CMT
was kind enough to provide the Plant Krauss performance of
“Rich Woman” for this Rounder Fortieth Anniversary celebration.
Rich Woman
Robert Plant – vocals
Alison Krauss – vocals
T Bone Burnett – guitar / bandleader
Marc Ribot – guitar
Dennis Crouch – bass
Jay Bellerose – drums
Buddy Miller – guitar
Recorded at the The Mill, Lebanon, Tennessee, October 17th,
2007 for CMT Crossroads
Executive Producers – Bill Flannigan, Margaret Comeaux,
John Hamlin.
Producers – Michael McNamara, Kathryn Russ
Audio Engineers – Tom Davis, Stan Dacus
"CMT Crossroads: Robert Plant Alison Krauss used with permission by CMT."
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