Whatever the reasons for his choice of name, his latest release has been receiving a lot of positive critical comment and, if this free track from the album is anything to go by, the praise is much deserved:
At one level, the track on offer - Central Two-O-Nine, is an old style Blues number with uncertain origin (where uncertain=much discussed). So clear return to roots then? Arguably a return to Led Zepplin's roots. There is, however, a banjo working way in the track along with the acoustic guitar giving the track a bit of a country feel that hints at Mr Plant's more recently expressed interest in wider aspects of Americana.
I like this track. I like it a lot. I wasn't really tempted to buy the album he did with Alison Krauss, but I think I'll give this one a go.