“There cannot be another musical duet around at the moment who are able to make two acoustic guitars and two voices produce a sound that is so subtle and yet powerful. ” [read more]
Reviews are starting to come in for The Harrow & The Harvest, out on June 28th. You can preorder the album by clicking here.
MusicOMH.com – “The Harrow & The Harvest […] arrives facing very lofty expectations. It succeeds in meeting them in the most relaxed and confident way possible – by simply restating Welch and Rawlings’ core musical values with everything extraneous rigorously removed.” [read more]
Uncut – “The austere passion of their voices and the virtuoso elegance of their playing have never sounded stronger, or been recorded with such unforgiving clarity.” [read more]
Acony Records is excited to announce that Gillian Welch has confirmed the first leg of a North American tour. Welch and David Rawlings will play 31 cities in July and August, beginning July 6 in Santa Cruz, CA and ending August 28 in Charleston, SC. In addition, they will play the High Sierra Music Festival on June 30 as well as the Vancouver Folk Festival and the Newport Folk Festival. More dates will be added in the fall, including the already announced Austin City Limits Festival in September.
The tour is in support of Welch’s new record, The Harrow & The Harvest, which is due to be released on June 28. The Harrow & The Harvest, “is a new Southern sound,” writes Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, “with the sort of songs you wouldn’t be surprised to hear issuing from some verdant, wooded hollow in Appalachia; Songs you’d expect to hear hollered from an Asheville grange hall, all too late in the evening. Songs with the wry humor of the back porch. Listen to this record with the lights low. Listen to it on an old radio, cradled next to your ear.”
You can find all the tour dates on the tour page. The second half of the tour will be announced in a few weeks. Check back often or sign up here for updates.
46 indie record stores around the US will be previewing the new Gillian Welch album The Harrow & The Harvest on or during the week before its release date on Tuesday, June 28th. Click here for a full list of stores and listening party dates!
Acony Records is proud to announce that on June 28, 2011 they will release The Harrow & The Harvest, the new album by Gillian Welch, featuring ten new songs recorded at her own Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee and produced by David Rawlings.
On May 30, 2011, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will embark on a North American tour supporting The Harrow & The Harvest that will continue through the summer and into the fall. The acclaimed duet will visit over seventy cities in their most extensive tour in over a decade.
The Harrow & The Harvest will be first previewed at 40 independent record stores coast to coast in the week prior to release. Visit the listening party page for a complete listing of dates, times and locations.
1. Scarlet Town
2. Dark Turn Of Mind
3. The Way It Will Be
4. The Way It Goes
6. Down Along The Dixie Line
7. Six White Horses
8. Hard Times
9. Silver Dagger
10. The Way The Whole Thing Ends
More tour dates have been confirmed in San Francisco at The Warfield on 7/7, in Portland, OR, at the Roseland on 7/12, and in Seattle, WA, at the Moore Theatre on 7/13. Tickets for San Francisco go on sale on Sunday, May 22nd at 10 am at this link. The on sale date for Seattle is still TBD and tickets for Portland are on sale now right here. Visit the tour page for complete current touring info, and keep in touch by following Gillian on Twitter or joining the mailing list below.
We are happy to announce that Gillian has been added to the lineup of the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA. The festival takes place from June 30th through July 3rd. Gillian’s set date and time are TBD. She will be joining the likes of My Morning Jacket, Neko Case, and Dr. Dog. Visit the festival website for more info and ticketing information.
UPDATE: Gillian will be playing on Thursday, June 30th.
Gillian will be joining the lineup of the 34th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival this summer. The festival takes place from July 15th through the 17th at Jericho Beach Park. Gillian’s set day and time are still TBD. Check out the festival website for more info and ticketing information.
UPDATE: Gillian’s set time will be at 7pm on Friday, 7/15.