Rather than wasting these precious few words trying to say something about the archetypal rock ’n’ roll frontman that hasn’t already been said, we’re shifting into Nashville booster mode and talking about that fabulous Band of Joy, made up entirely of hometown boys. On guitar, there’s roots rock maven Buddy Miller, a frequent Emmylou Harris collaborator and a respected artist in his own right. Hit country songwriter and versatile instrumentalist Darrell Scott plays the role of utility man, covering acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordion … the list rambles on. And there’s no communication breakdown in the rhythm section: Bassist Byron House has been working studios and stages with artists ranging from the Dixie Chicks, Robert Hunter, Jorma Kaukonen, Dolly Parton and the aforementioned Emmylou, while slinky drummer Marco Giovino has been known to keep the beat for Patty Griffin as well as his golden-voiced New Zealand-bred wife, songwriter Kylie Harris. We know they’re all thanking their lucky stars they landed the gig of a lifetime — and considering the nice things we’ve heard about the gracious and humble Plant, we’re betting he’s just as tickled to have landed such a fine band.