Gillian Welch


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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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Alexis Petridis's album of the week Barry Gibb: Greenfields – The Gibb Brothers' Songbook Vol 1 review – a spin in the country. With subtle, beautiful arrangements, this foray into country-pop with covers by the likes of Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell and Gillian Welch is testament to the Bee Gees’ greatness.
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Gillian Welch Embraces The Old School Approach To Songwriting

Acclaimed folk singer-songwriter Gillian Welch describes the test that convinced her that she should become a professional musician: “At the end of your day when you finally have time to yourself, look at what you want to do,” she says, calling from her Nashville home. “With me, I would always pick up my guitar and I would sing my favorite songs by other people. Then, when I had done that for a while, I would make up my own songs. That’s how it started.”
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Gillian Welch Reflects on Turbulent But Triumphant 2020

For many artists, releasing a studio album during this turbulent year is no easy task. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings have not only accomplished that (they released All the Good Times Are Past & Gone in July), they’ve also earned a Grammy award nomination for it in the “Best Folk Album” category.