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FUV's New Dig: Robert Plant

by Darren DeVivo

Lullaby And...The Ceaseless Roar
Robert Plant
Nonesuch / Warner Brothers Records


Robert Plant is an adventurer, possessing a passion and hunger for musical exploration. He has never hesitated to venture outside of his comfort zone or go beyond any boundaries that might have been imposed by his early audience.

Robert Plant - FUV Live - 2014

by Dennis Elsas
Robert Plant photos by Phil King

Robert Plant keeps moving forward with his musical choices ,without abandoning or ignoring his glorious past. Since Led Zeppelin ended in December 1980 (following the death of their drummer John Bonham) Plant has recorded numerous solo albums, reunited with Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page for several projects, and ventured into Americana and world music. He successfully and surprisingly teamed up with bluegrass star Alison Krauss in 2007 and then joined Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller for Band of Joy in 2010.

Recently after spending several years living in the Austin, Texas area, Robert decided it was time to return home – the West Midlands region of England. His latest album Lullaby … And The Ceaseless Roar was recorded there with his current band The Sensational Space Shifters. I spoke with him by phone from a studio in the English countryside not far from where he grew up and currently lives. We spoke about the new album, his upcoming shows in the area, his love for soccer and why despite all the musical and personal changes, there’s still a part of his song that remains the same.

[recorded: 8/4/14]

Tentet Anyone?

by Rich Conaty

Tonight's "Big Broadcast" is about as crowded as they get, with ten birthday salutes. Crossover helps; finding a record by one of the songwriters (Sam H. Stept) featuring birthday violinist Joe Venuti. The object is to keep the four hours moving, and keep recirculating the whole crew. Although it wounds me to know that everybody doesn't stick from 8 until midnight, it's important to avoid long stretches by any one person.

UKNY On FUV For September 13: The Scottish Edition

by Kara Manning
The cast of Stuart Murdoch's film 'God Help The Girl'

Will Scotland change the course of British (and world) history on September 18 and vote for independence? Or will its progressive populace choose to remain in the United Kingdom? Whatever the complex political and economic ramifications of the vote, the fate of the referendum on independence offers a fine (albeit superficial) opportunity to devote tonight's UKNY at 11 to Scottish artists and bands, stretching from Glasgow to Fife to the Isle of Eigg. Expect new releases from Simple Minds, Owl John, Law and Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, whose film "God Help The Girl" was released Stateside last week, as well as more vintage selections from Primal Scream (rest in peace, Robert "Throb" Young) and Cocteau Twins.