Michael Philip Reed is a man of many talents. He earned the nickname “The One Man Band” from his work with steampunk musical project Steam Powered Giraffe, for which he has been recording engineer, musical arranger, songwriter, backing/lead vocalist – not to mention playing a plethora of different instruments! Here, though, he shows the expanse of his capability solely as a one man band, fulfilling all roles in the making of the album himself. The result does not disappoint.
Robert Plant’s had one hell of a career. Singing in the Sixties, he joined Led Zeppelin in 1969 and went on to forge a legendary series of albums with the band. While they were best-known for their heavy rock, drawing from timeless blues classics, they also turned out many a calming folk tune, often written in a cottage named Bron-Yr-Aur nestled in the heart of Wales. And the end of Led Zeppelin didn’t mean the end of Plant; in the years since, he’s not only endured but matured, broadening his body of work with elements from across the globe.