There aren't many acts I'd go out of the way to see live anymore -- that was another part of my life. But the Robert Plant-Alison Krauss tour would be at the top of the list. I first saw Krause when she was just a kid, on stage with Bill Monroe at Bean Blossom. And what was the point of anybody else doing heavy metal music after "Led Zeppelin II"? And they weren't even exactly a metal band.
This is a fascinating marriage of styles, and the reviewers say the show is something special. Rockers will be disappointed that the duo go more in the direction of Alison's root music than Robert's, but, hey, they're both, as producer T-Bone Burnette says, out of their comfort zones.