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In 2007, legendary Zeppelin frontman and all round rock superstar Robert Plant and award-winning bluegrass musician/songwriter Alison Krauss collaborated on the celebrated album “Raising Sand” a soulful yet restrained record that earned the duo many accolades, including the Grammy for album of the year. Now 14 years later, they’ve announced “Raise the Roof“, a new album of covers from some of their influences, including Merle Haggard and The Everly Brothers, with some new originals, as well.

Recorded by Raising Sand producer T. Bone Burnett, the new album features an array of collaborators on drums, bass and pedal steel guitar, fleshing out the folk and roots influences the duo strive for. “We wanted it to move,” says Krauss. “We brought other people in, other personalities within the band, and coming back together again in the studio brought a new intimacy to the harmonies.”

The announcement arrives with new single “Can’t Let Go,” a cover of the Randy Weeks classic famously performed by Lucinda Williams. out November 19th on Rounder Records.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ “Can’t Let Go” from their forthcoming release, ‘Raise The Roof’, out November 19th.