Gillian Welch

LISTEN: Rachel Sumner, “Strangers Again” (Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Cover)

In Their Words: “‘Strangers Again’ is one of the lost songs that Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings managed to rescue after a tornado had torn through their studio in 2020. Out of the impressive three-volume collection they released in the storm’s aftermath, it was this particular song’s sweet and longing melody that captured me. I brought it to the band and we began to play it at shows, exploring ways we could make it our own, but we had no plans beyond performing it live. Coincidently, after we had finished recording the bulk of our upcoming album, Rachel Sumner & Traveling Light, I noticed there was a thematic thread throughout the record of people feeling out of place or finding they had transformed into strangers — whether it’s to someone they were once close to, or to themselves — so, ‘Strangers Again’ seemed like it could be a perfect addition. We ended up going back into the studio for one more day of live recording to round out the album with a few more songs, and this was among that final batch.” — Rachel Sumner.
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Top 10 Gillian Welch Songs

Singer-songwriter Gillian Welch released her debut album Revival in 1996 with her musical partner David Rawlings. Since then, the 54-year-old talent has established herself as an artist who is nothing short of beautifully anachronistic for our modern times. In her haunting alto, Welch is a storyteller who unravels the woes...
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Molly Tuttle preps LP ft. Margo Price, Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show & more, touring

Molly Tuttle and her bluegrass band Golden Highway will release a new album, Crooked Tree, on April 1 via Nonesuch (her first LP for the label), and it's loaded with awesome guest appearances, including Margo Price, Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show, Billy Strings, Sierra Hull, and Dan Tyminski. Four songs are out now, including the just-released "Big Backyard" with Old Crow Medicine show, and here's what Molly says about this one:

Courtney Barnett Brings ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ Tour to LA, Covers Gillian Welch with Lucius (Video)

Things Take Time, Take Time is the title of the new studio album from acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett. She’s currently out on the road supporting the album with a North American tour, which stopped in at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on Thursday night for the first of two Los Angeles shows with special guest opener Bartees Strange, who set the tone for the evening with an intriguing 30-minute set that featured an entrancing cover of The National’s “About Today.”

Gillian Welch, David Rawlings Talk 20 Years Since Landmark Album ‘Time (The Revelator)’

“Honest to god,” says Dave Rawlings, “we could talk about this album for a week.” Rawlings and Gillian Welch would be the first to admit that it’s difficult to discuss their landmark third album Time (The Revelator) without launching into a thousand tangents. Every one of its 10 songs, every raw emotion the duo channeled into the record, every one of their failed attempts to record the album — each of these could be the subject of its own lengthy interview. Each backstory has its own backstory, its wheel inside a wheel. Here are the basics: The songs were mostly written over...

Gillian Welch Talks Tom Jones, John Prine and John Steinbeck

I felt like I was in a fog for a while. I couldn’t really concentrate. A dear friend of mine, who came through Hurricane Katrina, said it was like a trauma—first the tornado and then having that segue immediately into the pandemic,” Gillian Welch says of the events that prompted a creative stasis nearly a year ago.

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Win Best Folk Album at 2021 Grammys

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings won Best Folk Album today at the 2021 Grammy Awards. All of the Good Times, a collection of cover songs, won over Leonard Cohen’s posthumous Thanks for the Dance, Laura Marling’s Song for Our Daughter, the Secret Sisters’ Saturn Return, and Bonny Light Horseman’s self-titled record.

Gillian Welch: ‘If you keep artists away from their art for too long, we start to go insane’

Next Sunday’s virtual Grammy Awards will be fairly different from the extravagant bash we’ve come to recognise. No headline-grabbing performances from glossy, glitter-clad popstars. No wild aftershows in Hollywood mansions. Folk firebrand Gillian Welch’s All The Good Times , nominated in the Best Folk Album category, was therefore almost tailor-made for the event, recorded on her living room sofa with her partner David Rawlings in April last year.
The Guardian

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings: All the Good Times review – lockdown covers of Dylan and Prine

Incredibly, Gillian Welch once played bass in a college goth band. But after an epiphany hearing bluegrass duo the Stanley Brothers, her music and image have been steeped in a nostalgic strain of Americana, from her rough-hewn 1996 debut Revival to this collection of reel-to-reel-recorded covers with Dave Rawlings, her long-term musical partner. Initially released on a short run of CDs after their Nashville studio was destroyed by a tornado at the start of lockdown, this release is the first to bear both their names.
Janesville Gazette

Album reviews: Slaughter Beach, Dog; Gillian Welch; The Notwist

The last song on the fourth album by Slaughter Beach, Dog is called “Notes From A Brief Engagement (At The Boot & Saddle).”. Yes, the song is in part an ode to the South Philly club that became the most prominent Philadelphia venue lost amid COVID-19 shutdowns when it closed permanently in November.