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Calendar, Night&Day Gillian Welch New Album Holy Shit

Gillian Welch New Album Holy Shit

You've waited your eight years, child. You've been good. And now you are rewarded. Gillian Welch, who really should be known as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, made you a present for the ages. It's called The Harrow and the…
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Music, All Shook Down Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 1: This Is About Coming Together

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 1: This Is About Coming Together

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Day 1Oct. 2, 2010 @ Golden Gate ParkBetter than: chasing a fox out the hen house.  San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
festival sings America. The annual outdoor concert is about coming together:
scores of rootsy musicians, a half-million or more…
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Music, Shades of Bluegrass

Shades of Bluegrass

Bluegrass is one of those slippery genres born in the rich, dark loam of Rural Americana. You could call it the bastard child of the Grand Ole Opry, the white man's backwoods blues, or even country jazz. But however you…
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Music, Reviewed Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

It's been two years since Gillian Welch's last album, the dense, masterful Time (The Revelator), floored fans and recent converts, and three years since her cameos in O Brother, Where Art Thou? and its accompanying soundtrack, road show, and concert…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

Roots revivalist Gillian Welch celebrates the lonesome highway of American memory with slow, sad, yet hopeful songs that evoke both myth and dream. On four albums in the past seven years, including the soon-to-be-released Soul Journey, Welch and longtime songwriting…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

No other contemporary artists do downtempo Americana better than Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. On last year's Grammy-nominated CD Time (The Revelator) -- as well as the pair's first two albums -- their extreme slow-motion style draws listeners into a…
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Music, Hear This

Hear This

Starting out 30-odd years ago in no less an all-American town than Hollywood, Calif., where selves are invented and dreams made real, Gillian Welch grew up the daughter of a professional minstrel who scored sounds for The Carol Burnett Show.…
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