News: Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris to headline Telluride Bluegrass in 2011By Ricardo Baca | December 9th, 2010 | No Comments »
There will be a “Whole Lotta Love” at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival next summer.
Robert Plant & Band of Joy will headline the 38th annual festival on June 16-19, 2011 in the Telluride Town Park, Reverb has learned. This incarnation will obviously have the Led Zeppelin frontman at the helm, but he’ll be focusing on material from a new album, due on Rounder Records in the late-summer.
His backing band for the record is impressive – with Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Byron House and others – and they will play with Plant in Telluride, which is part of the band’s North American summer tour.
(Coincidentally, House actually sang “Whole Lotta Love” for Sam Bush’s Telluride encore in 2007.)
“It’s been a blast working on these new songs,” Plant said in a release, “and I’m enjoying such creativity and vitality. It’s been a remarkable change of direction for all of us, and as a group, we all seem to have developed a new groove.”
Also playing Telluride’s 2011 installment are Emmylou Harris, the Sam Bush Band, Bela Fleck and the Original Flecktones (including Howard Levy on harmonica and keys), the Decemberists, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, the Emmitt-Nershi Band, Trampled By Turtles and the Telluride House Band (featuring Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton and Stuart Duncan).
Tickets and more information are available here: telluridebluegrass.com.