Monday, June 1, 2015

Robert Plant Has 'Whole Lotta Love' For Napa

Robert Plant brought old school rock to the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on Saturday (May 30) night. 

"It's good to be here," he told the crowd. His hour and a half of music brought just the right amount of Led Zeppelin nostalgia to wine country, while allowing his newer work to shine.

Dressed in a shiny silver shirt and black pants, the former Zeppelin frontman began his set as the temperature cooled way down in Napa Valley.

"We'll be playing some new songs and some songs from yesterday," Plant promised.

The singer performed many new tracks including "Turn It Up," "Rainbow" and "Little Maggie," mixing in classics like "Black Dog," and "Going to California." And although his "Black Dog" was a barely recognizable arrangement, by the time he sang "Whole Lotta Love" and ended with "Rock and Roll," the rocker reminded everyone of his legendary status.

The third annual, three-day BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival, which ran from May 29 - 31, featured an eclectic lineup with Friday's show headlined by Imagine Dragons, Plant at the top slot on Saturday, and No Doubt closing out the festival on Sunday.

Just moments after the final notes sounded on the 2015 festival, BottleRock Napa Valley announced the dates for next year's fandango: May 27-29, 2016. And, yes, that is Memorial Day Weekend.