Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have covered the Bert Jansch favourite 'It Don't Bother Me'.
The duo re-unite for new album 'Raise The Roof', their first fresh project together in 14 years.
Produced by T Bone Burnett, it's a cross section of folk roots and Americana lit up by their mutual experiences and unique voices.
'It Don't Bother Me' is the title track of the second Bert Jansch album, a Scottish born guitarist who had a deep and abiding influence on Led Zeppelin's acoustic material.
This new version radically alters the song's arrangement - the riff is removed, replaced by emphatic percussion, while the ghostly studio effects recall Ry Cooder's Paris, Texas soundtrack.
Robert Plant explains: “I’ve been a big follower of Bert Jansch’s work since I was a teenager, and of that whole Irish, Scottish, English folk style that has a different lilt and different lyrical perspective. I was very keen to bring some of that into the picture.”
“One of my favourite parts of this is the songs and songwriters that I had never heard of,” adds Alison Krauss. “Working with Robert, and with T Bone, is always a great education in music history.”
Tune in now.
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