December 20 2010
Band of Joy is the name of Robert Plant's new collaborative project with Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin, as well as multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott, bassist Byron House and percussionist Marco Giovino. Plant has resurrected his pre-Zeppelin group Band of Joy for an eponymous record of folk and roots covers.
Hear Robert talk about the origins of his new project, play live — including a favorite Los Lobos cover, "Angel Dance." He also talks about his connection with Fairport Convention.
The band kicked off a 2010 tour with a great show in New York. Following up on the success of their U.S. tour, the band has dates in Sweden, Norway, England, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland and France this fall.
This World Cafe performance originally aired on Oct. 22.
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|Iron & Wine||Tree by the River||Kiss Each Other Clean|
|Neil Halstead||Martha's Mantra for the Pain||Sleeping on Roads|
|Robert Plant & The Band of Joy||Monkey||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Robert Plant & The Band of Joy||Angel Dance||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Robert Plant & The Band of Joy||House of Cards||Recorded Live for the World Cafe|
|Robert Plant & The Band of Joy||Harm's Swift Way||Band of Joy|
|Paul Simon||Getting Ready for Christmas Day||So Beautiful or So What|
|Chris Whitley||Kick the Stones||Living with the Law|
|Sharon Van Etten||One Day||Epic|
|Apex Manor||My My Mind||Year of Magical Drinking|
|Apex Manor||Teenage Blood||Year of Magical Drinking|
|Hayes Carll||Bad Live and a Broken Heart||Trouble in Mind|
|Old 97's||Please Hold On While the Train Is Moving||The Grand Theatre Vol.1|
|Free Energy||Bang Pop||Stuck On Nothing|
|Teenage Fan Club||The Concept||Bandwagonesque|
|The Head and the Heart||Cour D'Alene||The Head and the Heart|
|The Avett Brothers||Spanish Pipedream||Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows|
|The Villagers||The Pact (I'll Be Your Fever)||Becoming A Jackal|
|Local Natives||Sun Hands||Gorilla Manor|
|Black Dub||Ring the Alarm||Black Dub|