Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald offers up a list of “surprising (and/or just plain blindingly wicked)” shows of 2008. He puts Robert Plant and Alison Krauss at #2. Gottlieb writes:
2. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, at the Bank of America Pavilion, June 5.
Few thought the combination would work, but the princess of sunny bluegrass and the high priest of heavy metal and deep, dark blues came off like a musical revue co-booked by God and the Devil. The show’s centerpiece was a menacing cover of Zep’s “Battle of Evermore” that, well, to call it transcendent would sell it short. Plant held down the low end while Krauss cooed like a Middle Earth, elvish vixen.
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