Robert Plant & Alison Krauss at Frost Amphitheater

Frost Amphitheater, Stanford, California

Aug

22

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss at

Aug

22

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Frost Amphitheater

Opposites attract? Yes, they do. Rock god Robert Plant and bluegrass country gem Alison Krauss have proven this to be true. Yes, even in the world of music! Coming from two very different worlds, Plant and Krauss initially seemed to make no sense, but when they started collaborating and found their sound together.. Well, let’s just say, the rest is history!

Prepare for a night of amazing music borne out of a sweet and powerful dynamic. The five-time Grammy winning partnership may have come out as a surprise but has continued to mesmerize audiences from the time they first teamed up.

Grab the chance to watch them perform live at the Frost Amphitheater in Stanford, California on August 22, 2024, Thursday.

With so many fans dying to see them perform on stage, it’s not a surprise that the show is almost sold out! There’s no need to think about it. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE WHILE YOU CAN!

From the beginning, Plant and Krauss seemed like an odd couple. Plant remarked, "We were from two very different worlds." He was Led Zeppelin's frontman, the globally successful and musically restless rock singer. Leading the string band Union Station, Krauss was already a star in the more intimate worlds of bluegrass and Americana music.

Krauss recounted in 2011 that "I first met [Plant] at a Lead Belly tribute gig in Cleveland in 2004 where we were both singing." Ralph Stanley is an ancient bluegrass musician with whom we clicked.

Plant was already a fan of Krauss at that point in time, having heard her perform outside of a Shropshire bar. "It seems like I drove over and jotted down the name—who the hell was that?In 2017, he spoke with The Guardian. He was therefore excited about the prospect of working with her as soon as he received the offer.

"Are you familiar with Alison Krauss?" they asked.Plant remarked on his Digging Deep podcast, "Well, yeah, she's got the voice of an angel and she sings very, very delicate beautiful songs about pain, heartache, and joy." "They suggested that you come try it out and let us know what you think.Our voices are so distinct from one another that we decided that something good may develop between us. However, if I back off and remove all edge from my vocal performance, I can sing quite sweetly.

History demonstrates that "something good" did result from their partnership, even though it wasn't immediately apparent.
Plant admitted, "I was essentially tutored by Alison. She's an extremely accurate vocalist who has performed in more duets than you can imagine, and I was thinking, 'Help, I'm a rock singer, whatever I do!'"Of course, though, I'm not; I'm just a person who sings songs. "Robert, why don't you sing the same thing twice?" she would ask, leaning into the microphone as she pressed the talkback button from the control room.'"

The musical collaboration of Plant and Krauss is proof of the potency of genuine musicianship; it has brought them a whole lot of accolades, a mountain of praise, and a special place in the hearts of millions of people. These two musicians were able to enter a private zone with one another that transcended genres, continents, civilizations, and decades, and the results are nothing short of pure music history.

About the Venue

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Frost Amphitheater

Frost Amphitheater, Stanford, California, , US