Gillian is set to play the sold out 2011 Newport Folk Festival today! Her set time is at 4:45 pm Eastern Time on the Fort Stage. If you’re not at the festival, you can also stream audio, or for the very first time, live video, via NPR.com at this link beginning at noon Eastern Time. You can also stream audio and video love on-the-go by downloading the NPR Music iPhone App.
Gillian and Dave dropped by Studio Q in Toronto this week to chat about their new record The Harrow & The Harvest with Q the Summer guest host Stephen Quinn. The pair also performed a couple tracks from the new album. Listen to their full, uncut conversation and performances of “The Way It Will Be” and “The Way It Goes” by clicking here.
Gillian and Dave’s interview with Terry Gross for Fresh Air from WHYY is live today. They performed an in-studio concert featuring several songs from The Harrow & The Harvest, and talked about many of the lyrics they’ve written over the years. You can stream the interview on NPR.org by clicking here.
The live performance of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” from the Fresh Air interview can be purchased in the format of your choice from gillianwelch.com by clicking here. It can also be purchased on iTunes by following this link.
Acony Records is excited to announce the second leg of tour dates for Gillian Welch. Welch and David Rawlings will tour through the fall, making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York City, culminating at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. This will be the second leg of her North American tour supporting the long-awaited release of her new album, The Harrow & The Harvest, which debuted at #20 on Billboard. Rolling Stone hailed, “Welch sounds as haunting and beautiful as ever.” The full itinerary can be found on the tour page.
A short video about the making of the letterpressed insert that is in the US version of the CD Jewelbox for The Harrow & The Harvest. Interview with Gillian and David, the artist John Dyer Baizley, and Aardvark Letterpress.
A tutorial by Gillian and David detailing how to coffee-stain your own letterpressed album cover.
Just a reminder that Gillian and David will appear on Conan tonight, 11/10c on TBS!
The Harrow & The Harvest, to be released tomorrow in the US, is currently rated #1 on AnyDecentMusic.com, a website that compiles press reviews and averages out their ratings. Click here to read the various reviews of the new album around the world!
The Harrow & The Harvest is now out in the UK. The album has received amazing reviews including five stars in the Observer, Independent and the Daily Telegraph as well as four stars in the Sunday Times and Guardian.
You can buy a copy of the album from Amazon UK here or download it from iTunes UK now here.