Driving up from Denver to Steamboat last summer, windows down, wide open roads, steady speed, ears popping as we climbed even higher towards the mountains, a new country to explore, and Alison Krauss to keep us company.  Mmm (in a kind of Colbie Caillat way).

Down to the River to Pray is my favourite of Alison Krauss’s songs. 

She’s recently teamed up with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant on a new album, Raising Sand.  Thank you, Marie, for telling me about it, in an indirect fashion!  I’m looking forward to listening to it.  Here is an interview with both Alison Krauss and Robert Plant woven through with extracts from the new album (long – over 8 minutes).