Robert Plant & The Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den


Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robert Plant has over 40 years invested in his legendary career in music – and he’s still going strong.   The public television special Robert Plant & The Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den captures a career-spanning February 2011 concert by icon Plant & the Band of Joy, featuring Led Zeppelin favorites “Gallows Pole,” “Ramble On,” and “Rock and Roll,” traditional songs, hits from Plant’s solo catalogue, and new material.

Robert Plant & The Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den premieres Saturday, August 18 at midnight, as part of THIRTEEN’s August membership drive.   THIRTEEN’s sister station, WLIW21, will distribute the program nationwide to public television stations (check local listings).

In 1967, Robert Plant 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 world renowned Led Zeppelin.   After his 2007 Raising Sand collaboration with Alison Krauss garnered him six Grammy®  Awards (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year), Plant created a new Band of Joy, which features Nashville native Buddy Miller and Artists Den alumna 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.

Robert Plant & The Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den was filmed at the magnificent War Memorial Auditorium, a landmark building established in 1925 as a tribute to the thousands of Tennesseans who gave their lives during World War I.

Song list:

“Angel Dance”

“House of Cards”

“Ramble On”

“Cindy, I’ll Marry You Someday”

“Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go”

“Move Up”

“Gallows Pole”

“Rock and Roll”

For 50 years, THIRTEEN has been making the most of the rich resources and passionate people of New York and the world, reaching millions of people with on-air and online programming that celebrates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the news of the day, explores the worlds of science and nature, and invites students of all ages to have fun while learning.

Robert Plant & The Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den is a production of Artists Den Entertainment in association with WNET, and is distributed by American Public Television.  For WNET, Executive in Charge is John Servidio.  For the Artists Den, Executive Producer is Mark Lieberman.


About WNET
New York’s WNET is America’s flagship public media outlet, bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. The parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Today and the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus.

About the Artists Den

Since its launch on U.S. public television, Live from the Artists Den – created by Mark Lieberman – has become a three-time New York Emmy-nominated series, has expanded digitally to include Hulu, Pandora and Vevo and internationally, through Northstar Media, to include Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Latin America. Past artists include Robert Plant, Ray Lamontagne, Elvis Costello, Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, Alanis Morissette, The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Regina Spektor, Corinne Bailey Rae and David Gray. Interviews at each show are conducted by noted music critic Alan Light, the Artists Den’s Director of Programming. Concert events take place throughout North America and are by invitation-only. Artists Den Records offers live concert CDs, DVDs and now digital episode downloads from its shows. For information, and to join Artists Den’s guest list, visit


Credit: Erika Goldring 2011

Credit: Erika Goldring 2011

Credit: Erika Goldring 2011

Credit: Erika Goldring 2011