Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere, Noise11, photo

Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere

Robert Plant Gets His ‘Big Voice’ Back

by Music-News.com on August 30, 2012

in News

Robert Plant has returned to his “big voice,” after spending time concentrating on projects which have required him to sing more softly.

Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere

Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere

Robert Plant has got his “big voice” back again.

The former Led Zeppelin singer has been concentrating on softer projects, such as his ‘Raising Sand’ album with Alison Krauss, and his Band of Joy group, but after a recent concert in London, realised he his slipped back into full rock mode.

He said: “That was the great thing about the adventures with Alison, and singing with Patty [Griffin, his partner] and [Band of Joy guitarist] Buddy Miller, that I started singing differently.

“Somebody said to me in London when we played the Forum recently, ‘You had your big voice back.’

“I put the big voice away for quite a long time because I thought, we know how to do that. So it was good to get it out again. It’s all the same really, you just have to use the right colours for the right picture.”

Robert has now formed a new band, Sensational Space Shifters, and is putting together a new album, which he describes as “12 tracks, 11 originals and no sentimental stuff,” and was informed by his recently going back to the Mississippi delta where blues music originated from.

He added to the Daily Telegraph newspaper: “I don’t know when it was that I first came here. If I said I came looking for Robert Johnson… I was actually just looking for clues. And I found clues.

“When I came here in the 1980s, before the museum was here, when RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough were still playing, there was still an actual scene for that grinding [blues] stuff, so it was very easy for white kids to get on to that. I suppose that was the last really great flurry.”

More from music-news.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Robert Plant, Australian Tour 2013, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Release ‘Light Of Christmas Day’ #VIDEO

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are back together, at least for one new song.

November 5, 2015
Bonnie Bramlett
Bonnie Bramlett Guests On Several New Albums

Classic rock voice Bonnie Bramlett, who lit up the airwaves in the early 70's as part of Delaney and Bonnie (Comin' Home, Never Ending Song of Love, Soul Shake), is keeping busy doing guest appearances on a variety of albums.

April 18, 2013
Carole King, The Plenary, Melbourne, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Carole King Willie Nelson And Annie Lennox To Receive Honorary Doctorates

The Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA will bestow Honorary Doctor of Music degrees to Carole King, Willie Nelson and Annie Lennox at their commencement on May 11 at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.

March 20, 2013
Robert Plant. image by Haylee Cashmere, Noise11, photo
Zeppelin Were Led By The Delta Blues

Led Zeppelin's music was "almost subconsciously," influenced by US delta blues, despite them being from England's midlands.

August 29, 2012
Jerry Douglas - Traveler
Jerry Douglas Offers A New All-Star Album

Master dobro guitarist Jerry Douglas prepares an album featuring Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Dr John, Mumford & Sons, Alison Krauss and more.

June 27, 2012
Berklee honors the Eagles Alison Krauss and Mulati Astatke image
Berklee Honours Eagles and Alison Krauss As Doctors

The Berklee School of Music has honoured Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh along with Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke with honorary doctor of music degrees.

May 13, 2012
Eagles at Rod Laver Arena. image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
Berklee Music Students Perform For The Eagles

The Eagles, along with Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke, will be awarded honorary doctorates at the Berklee College Of Music this weekend. On Friday night the students performed a concert for the honorees at Boston University.

May 12, 2012