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Robert Plant On World Cafe | December 20, 2010

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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.

Check out the playlist below:



Lewis Taylor  Stoned  Stoned
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