Bluegrassers at the Led Zeppelin show

Left to Right: Ronnie McCoury, Rob McCoury, Gary Paczosa, Scott RouseBluegrass has been getting cozy with the guys from Led Zeppelin recently. From the success of the duet album by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, to John Paul Jones producing Uncle Earl, the connection is there.

The rock band of legend just performed their first full concert in 27 years at the O2 Arena in London, UK, Monday night. This was a full on rock concert, but the bluegrass connection was still alive.

We just heard from our friend Scott Rouse, the Nashville producer responsible for the Blue Highway CD MarbleTown, who was at the show courtesy of John Paul Jones himself.

John Paul Jones invited his bluegrass buddies to London for the Zeppelin show. He gave us killer seats. John’s wife, Mo, really took great care of us all. Here’s me, Paczosa, Ronnie and Rob. We all got backstage after show passes and had a blast. The Bluegrass contingent was full on.

From what Scott tells me, the whole bunch headed over to Jones’ house for a jam session after the concert. So who’s the “whole bunch” you ask?

  • John Cowan
  • Bela Fleck
  • the Uncle Earl girls
  • Ronnie & Rob McCoury
  • Gary Paczosa
  • Scott Rouse
  • David Ferguson
  • John Carter Cash and Laura Cash
  • Chris Eldridge

Sounds like a jam I would have liked to heard!