“We can’t always be with the ones we love, but that can’t stop us from saying ‘I love you.' I wrote this song one May when I was far away and couldn’t be with my mom on Mother’s Day. Then I called and sang it into her answering machine when I knew everybody’d be sitting down to eat. Here is the original home demo for the song, recorded on a portable reel to reel.”
-- Gillian Welch
David & Gillian’s original song for the new Coen Brothers’ movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has been nominated for an Oscar! See the full list of nominees here, and you can listen to “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” below.