Biographer Paul Rees says that Plant's story is far more interesting than simple tales of debauchery. His Robert Plant: A Life paints a fuller picture of the vocalist, who's life and career didn't end in 1980 when Zeppelin called it quits.
The quintet that once performed shows in front of 10 to 20 people in Colorado headlined a sold-out concert on April Fool's Day 2011 at Denver's Ogden Theater. Now they are poised to make their first appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
If Abigail Washburn didn't already have a job as an earnest clawhammer banjo player who takes adventurous side trips away from the bluegrass realm that has served her so well, the singer-songwriter could run for mayor of Telluride. And win.