Since the disbandment of Led Zeppelin both Robert Plant and John Paul Jones have immersed themselves deep in Americana, country and bluegrass. While Plant has teamed with Allison Krauss, Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin over the past few years, bass player John Paul Jones has collaborated with a number of artists including Seasick Steve, Nickel Creek and most recently The David Rawlings Machine featuring Gillian Welch.
I’ve never had the opportunity to photograph Jimmy Page, but I have shot Robert Plant at a previous Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, and this was the third time i’ve photographed John Paul Jones (both previous times when John Paul Jones was performing with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme as part of Them Crooked Vultures).
During this set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with David Rawlings & Gillian Welch (pictures of them to come later), John Paul Jones played mandolin and the band did a a full set of cover’s including of Led Zeppelin’s Going to California. Epic.
A full set list from this performance is below
The Monkey and the Engineer (Jesse Fuller cover)
To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) (Ryan Adams cover)
He Will Set Your Fields on Fire (Bill Monroe cover)
Wayside/Back in Time (Gillian Welch cover)
Stewball ([traditional] cover)
Method Acting (Bright Eyes cover)
Cortez the Killer (Neil Young cover)
Queen Jane Approximately (Bob Dylan cover)
Going to California (Led Zeppelin cover)