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.

We’re excited to announce that GIllian will be taping an Austin City Limits LIVE performance and sharing the night with The Decemberists, on Tuesday, August 9th at The Moody Theater venue in downtown Austin.

Any announcements regarding ticket availability and giveaways for the public will be posted on the ACL blog approximately one week before each taping. The tapings will air as part of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS’ 37th season on PBS, premiering this fall (exact airdates TBD). Taping schedule is subject to change.

Reviews are starting to come in for The Harrow & The Harvest, out on June 28th. You can preorder the album by clicking here. – “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.



On Tuesday, June 28th (release day!), Gillian will perform a song on Conan from the forthcoming The Harrow & The Harvest album. The show airs on TBS weeknights at 11 pm PST / 10 pm CST. Guests are TBD. Mark your calendars!

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.

Track Listing:
1. Scarlet Town
2. Dark Turn Of Mind
3. The Way It Will Be
4. The Way It Goes
5. Tennessee
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.