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18 June 2008 1,831 views No Comment

The planned June 19th show at the Fox Theatre, St Louis, has been rescheduled for September 24. Tickets for the June 19th show will be honoured for that date. In addition, a second show has been added for September 25 at the Fox Theatre. The show has been rescheduled to allow for the filming of a concert DVD.

Robert and Alison have three Nominations in the upcoming Americana Honours and Awards Show. They are nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year (for Gone Gone Gone), and Duo or Group of the year. 

The Americana Honours and Awards show takes place on September 18, 2008 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The show will be broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio. Additional broadcasts will air on Sirius and on BBC Radio. 

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival website is listing Robert and Alison as headliners for the 8th annual festival. 

The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is held the first weekend in October in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. The event, now in its 8th year, is financed by venture capitalist Warren Hellman, making the event free to fans. Originally started as a “Strictly Bluegrass” festival in 2001, the festival began inviting musicians from other genres in 2003.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are hoping to turn their platinum-certified, Grammy Award-winning “Raising Sand” into a going concern. In a interview in Billboard magazine Robert spoke of future plans.” I’m in no hurry to go anywhere,” Plant said during a teleconference with reporters on June 12. “I want to stay very close. This is a font of knowledge, and I’m sticking as close to it as I can.”

Krauss also stated that, “we’re all having a wonderful time, and I hope and I think all three of us are hoping to continue this and that it go on and on.” But she added that the duo’s association shouldn’t bring the curtain down on any of their other projects.

“That doesn’t mean we’ve lost any love for whom we’ve played for and play with,” she said. “The guys in Union Station, that’s like home. So I hope to continue this and go back home, too.”

Producer T-Bone Burnett has said in a separate interview that he hopes to get another shot at the collaboration. “I feel like we’re just starting to know what we can do with it,” Burnett said. “The two of them are so incredibly good that I would hate to not continue to work with both of them.”

Plant, meanwhile, says performing the album’s rootsy music, as well as revamped versions of some Led Zeppelin songs, live has “become quite an illumination, really. What has been created with the chemistry between the three of us has its down kind of genre, really. I’m a very fortunate man. I couldn’t wish for anything better than this.”

Thanks Manic Nirvana web-site

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