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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss joined NPR Music's Listening Party for 'Raise the Roof'

David McClister

Updated November 17, 2021 at 10:52 AM ET

Join us in an online listening party for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' first album together in 14 years, Raise the Roof. With NPR Music critic and correspondent Ann Powers in the host chair, we'll feature a live conversation with the artists.

The event will take place on the album's release date, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. ET – you can RSVP via NPR Presents and watch live on YouTube.

When Plant and Krauss first announced their debut collaboration more than a decade ago, eyebrows were raised. Here was Led Zeppelin's lead singer and a bluegrass-country singer/fiddler coming together for something subdued. "While Raising Sand is indeed assiduously mannerly, mostly low-key and pretty," Ken Tucker said in his review for Fresh Air, "it's also starkly beautiful, with an undercurrent of bleak humor that makes a crucial difference in a collection of harmony songs like this."

Raise the Roof reignites that old spark, as the duo interprets songs by The Everly Brothers, Calexico, Allen Toussaint and Olla Belle Reed, in addition to one original tune, "High and Lonesome." The album is somehow quieter and more haunting than the first, but also deeper and more invested in music history.

So please: Join us in the chat to ask questions, or just to shout out your love and thoughts. Let's listen together!

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