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Justin Adams recently spoke with Philippa Kennedy and her article appears in the National (UAE). Adams talks about his involvement with WOMAD and his affinity for desert music. He also talked about teaming up with Robert Plant:
The call from Robert Plant, asking Adams to work with him, came out of the blue. “I was completely star-struck at first. That was a pretty surprising phone call to get. He was looking for a guitarist and somebody recommended me. Obviously, when you are playing for Robert Plant for the first time in a rehearsal it’s a bit scary because he has been part of your life.
“What is great,” Adams adds, “is that he is a very creative person and likes to have a good time and is not pressured nor precious about music. He understands that it’s about a group of people who get on well getting into a room and just playing and having fun and responding to each other.”
Both men gained musically from the relationship, Adams believes: “We turned each other on to really good music. For instance I took him to the Sahara desert to play at the Festival of the Desert and he took me to the Mississippi delta.”
Adams also hinted at a show with Robert Plant later in the year:
“This year I may be doing a concert in October with Robert Plant, but you never know till the last minute with Robert,” he says.
The Kidderminster Shuttle reports the opening of a new community center that encourages people to learn about the Wyre landscape. The Gateway to Wyre Community Discover Centre is located at Callow Hill near Bewdley (UK) and will feature classrooms for children and adults to explore the region’s natural history.
The center will open this month, but Robert Plant is to officially open the facility later in 2010.
Robert Plant will hit the road in July 2010 for a 12 city North American tour. These will be followed by more dates in the fall. The tour will preview material from his new album which will be released in early fall. The tour will feature musicians who appear and play on the album: Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Byron House, Marco Giovino and Buddy Miller.
13 Memphis, TN - The Orpheum Theater
15 Little Rock, AR - Robinson Center Music Hall
16 Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
18 Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Casino Amphitheater
20 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theater
21 Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
23 Dallas, TX Meyerson Symphony Hall
24 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
26 Austin, TX - Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
28 Mobile, AL - The Saenger Theatre
30 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
31 Miami, FL - Bayfront Park Amphitheater
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Robert Plant bought a photograph while returning a pair of jeans at a Nashville mall. Columnist Michael Klein writes:
Localite Scott Segelbaum, who tours with his Rock Art Show, was set up in Nashville a few weeks ago when Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin stopped over. Plant happened to be at the mall returning a pair of jeans. Segelbaum showed Plant a photo of himself clowning with Jimmy Page in 1998, taken by Philly photographer Melanie Weiner. Plant bought a print, and Segelbaum got an autograph: a MasterCard receipt. The shot, plus others, will be sold at the WMGK Classic Rock Art Show, tomorrow through April 18 at the Plaza at King of Prussia on the lower level.
Might Atom Smasher (MAS) Records RockSchool has a promo clip that showcases the school and some of its groups. Robert Plant opens up with a congratulatory message. Plant is a patron of Kidderminster College and former Priory of Brion bandmate Kevyn Gammond heads up MAS.