In early February, 2011, Robert Plant and the Band of Joy took the stage at Nashville’s historic War Memorial Auditorium for a career-spanning set during a rare Tennessee blizzard. The Led Zeppelin frontman had assembled the group, which includes singer Patty Griffin and guitarist Buddy Miller, the previous year.
The performance – encompassing Zeppelin cuts, solo material, traditional songs and new originals – was later broadcast in part on public television’s Live from the Artists Den series. On July 10th, it will be released in full on DVD as Robert Plant & the Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den.
“Some years back I was propelled by chance, with little planning or expectation into an American way . . . with a lean and pull into a new direction . . . voices and harmony, restraint and explosion, tight and loose, great joy in great company,” writes Plant in the DVD’s liner notes. “My thanks to one and all for aiding and abetting this exciting bend in the road.”
Watch the group’s extended blues interpretation of Zeppelin’s “Gallows Pole” above, and check out the track listing for the DVD here:
“Houses of the Holy”
“House of Cards”
“Cindy, I’ll Marry You Someday”
“Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down”
“Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go”
“A Satisfied Mind”
“Down to the Sea”
“In the Mood”
“Rock and Roll”
“I Bid You Goodnight”