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Robert Plant spent his birthday (August 20, 2010) helping to launch the Steve Bull Foundation. The Foundation was created by former Wolves footballer Steve Bull in order to ramp up his charity activities. Robert performed a 45 minute set for the 270 guests.
The Palladia music channel will be airing The Rockwell concert which featured Robert Plant performing with Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara. The concert took place on September 11, 2009 and benefitted the Nordoff-Robbins charity.
Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 9pm ET
Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 12am ET
Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 1pm ET
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 12pm ET
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 7:30pm ET
According to the Francis Dunnery website, Francis Dunnery will be welcoming Robert Plant as his special guest at his end of tour party in Oswestry, UK. The show will take place on Friday, November 6, 2009 at The Walls restaurant.
Bev Bevan and his band Move hosted a charity bash on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. The purpose was to raise funds for Birmingham’s Children’s hospital. The fundraiser was part of the BBC WM Kidney Kids Appel to purchase a new renal unit. So far more than £1 million of the £1.5 needed has been raised.
Robert’s impromptu performance opened as he joked: “Seeing how old you are I’m surprised you’re out so late.”
Green Fuse Media, a Kidderminster College-based organization, have made a 10 minute promotional film with the help of Robert Plant and some local students. The film premiered in Kidderminster and will be available through various websites.
Aidin Vaziri reports in the San Francisco Chronicle that Robert Plant joined Buddy Miller at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 9. Vaziri writes:
Breaking in the new Towers of Gold Stage at the far end of Lindley Meadow just before noon, Nashville guitarist Buddy Miller brought out a couple of special guests - Emmylou Harris to sing devastating harmonies on his song “Wide River to Cross” and Robert Plant to unleash his leather lung wail on the Hank Snow standard “I’m Movin’ On.”
“This is like going to school for me,” said the Led Zeppelin frontman, who minutes earlier had been taking pictures of gophers digging in the lawn backstage.
In 2008 Levon Helm took to the stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. He was joined by a stellar cast of Americana musicians including Buddy Miller, John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Selected highlights of this event were recorded as “Ramble at the Ryman”.
PBS stations across the country will be airing this program in August 2009. Check your local listings for time and date as airings vary from city to city.
The Nashville Public Television media update blog reports that an abridged version of Levon Helm’s Ramble at the Ryman will be airing on NPT channel 8 on June 14, 2009. Joe writes:
One of my favorite live shows of last year was Levon Helm’s Ramble at the Ryman. It was fantastic and included guest appearances by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow, Delbert McClinton, Buddy Miller, Sam Bush and John Hiatt, among others. Thankfully, the show was recorded, and now an abridged version, in glorious HD, comes to NPT on June 14. Watch it. Look for me rocking out in the front row.
Paste Magazine has a great article about Buddy and Julie Miller and their latest album “Written in Chalk”. Writer Geoffrey Himes presents an overview of the couple’s musical oddessy leading up to the recording of the album, and including Buddy talking about asking Robert Plant to guest on the album:
“One day Robert said, “If you need me for anything, I’m right here,’ probably not thinking that I’d take him up on it,” Buddy says. “But the next time I went home, I packed up a portable recording setup and took it on the road. When we got to Toronto, I set it up in the band room between dinner and the show, and recorded the song right there. It was the touring band and Gurf Morlix, who happened to be at that show.