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Live From The Artists Den: Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy

Airs Friday, January 27, 2012 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: (l to r): Byron House, Robert Plant and Marco Giovino perform on stage, February 9, 2011, War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee.

LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN showcases stellar musical performances in extraordinary settings. Each hour-long episode features an intimate, invitation-only concert by cutting-edge musicians. The artists often play a role in picking the venue for these memorable events, which frequently inspire new renditions of songs and special set lists.

(l to r): Robert Plant, Marco Giovino (partial) and Patty Griffin perform on stage February 9, 2011, War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee
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Above: (l to r): Robert Plant, Marco Giovino (partial) and Patty Griffin perform on stage February 9, 2011, War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee

Song List

“Black Dog”

“Angel Dance”

“House Of Cards”

“Cindy, I’ll Marry You Someday”

“Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down”

“Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go”

“A Satisfied Mind”

“Move Up”

“Down To The Sea”

“Ramble On”

“Gallows Pole”

“Harm’s Swift Way”

“Rock And Roll”

“I Bid You Goodnight”

This season, six freshly produced episodes feature Elvis Costello and The Sugarcanes, Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Robert Plant, Squeeze, and a compilation episode featuring Daniel Merriweather, A Fine Frenzy and Lisa Hannigan.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robert Plant is over 40 years into his storied career in music - and still going strong. In 1967 he formed a group called the Band of Joy with drummer John Bonham, before the two joined with guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones the following year to form the legendary band Led Zeppelin.

After his 2007 "Raising Sand" collaboration with Alison Krauss garnered him five Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year), Plant created a new Band of Joy, which features fellow luminaries Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin. Their widely acclaimed album, "Band of Joy," was nominated for Best Americana Album and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

A rare snowy day in Nashville, Tennessee, set the stage for an even rarer event - an intimate concert by rock icon Robert Plant at the War Memorial Auditorium. Performing with his new, Grammy-nominated group - aptly titled the Band of Joy - Plant played both Led Zeppelin classics and new songs that continue to have an impact on the music scene today.

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Live From The Artists Den: Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy: Down To The Sea

Above: Robert Plant and the Band of Joy -- featuring Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin -- perform "Down To The Sea" for their LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN concert in Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium.

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Live From The Artists Den: Robert Plant And The Band Of Joy: Angel Dance

Above: Robert Plant and Band of Joy performing "Angel Dance" for LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN. This series pairs world-class musicians with unique venues to create intimate, once-in-a-lifetime concerts.

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