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  Gillian Welch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gillian Welch (born October 2, 1967 in New York City) is a singer-songwriter whose musical style combines elements of bluegrass, neotraditional country, Americana, old time string band music and folk into a rustic style that she dubs "American Primitive".
Welch was born in Manhattan and was adopted when she was three days old.
Welch had a cameo appearance in the Coen Brothers movie O Brother, Where Art Thou, which featured two of her performances, as a girl in a record store trying to obtain a copy of the Soggy Bottom Boys' recording of "Man of Constant Sorrow."
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gillian_Welch   (652 words)

  
 AskMen.com - Gillian Welch
Welch's sweet hillbilly sound is at once haunting and soothing; an amalgamation of different styles that results in a very unique brand of music, which she dubs "American primitive."
Born in October 1967 in Manhattan, Gillian moved to Los Angeles with her folks and older sister when she was 4 years old.
As her parents were both musicians, Gillian grew up in a house filled with different instruments, and often found herself in a musical circle with her family.
www.askmen.com /women/singer_200/212_gillian_welch.html   (432 words)

  
 Gillian Welch: Time (The Revelator): Pitchfork Record Review
Luckily for Gillian Welch, the path to acclaim in the folk-country genre doesn't require moving to Oklahoma, Appalachia, or a Mississippi riverbank.
Welch's selling-point are her plaintive vocals, as tender as they are weathered.
Gillian Welch isn't a well- known gal by any means, and that's a cryin' shame.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /article/record_review/23123/Gillian_Welch_Time_The_Revelator   (557 words)

  
 Beverly hillbilly - Music - www.theage.com.au
When Gillian Welch was a girl, growing up with her adoptive parents in California, thoughts of her real father's identity filled her mind.
Welch has touched on the experience of adoption in her music, echoing older traditions of storytelling and balladry with tales of hardship and sorrow.
Welch points out that the mystery surrounding her birth parents is emblematic of the greater mysteries that underlie anybody's confrontation with identity and destiny.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/11/04/1099362285117.html?oneclick=true   (1802 words)

  
 The New Yorker: Fact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Welch is a singer and songwriter whose music is not easily classified—it is at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms—and Rawlings is her partner.
Welch’s parents claimed her the day after she was born, and, honoring rules imposed on the adoption, they sent a friend to the hospital to collect her.
Welch and Rawlings ordered cones dipped in chocolate, and while we waited for them Welch said there was a path that led from the back of the parking lot through an alley to their old house.
www.newyorker.com /fact/content/?040920fa_fact3   (6146 words)

  
 Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings Discography -- Joe Sixpack's Guide To Hick Music
It's tempting to peg Gillian Welch as a hypertraditionalist...
Welch is still wrestling with time, and from all indications, she seems to have the upper hand.
Anachronisms are Welch's stock in trade; in one breath she sings of the regimental soldier, in the next, about a ragtop convertible Ð the past, present and future getting together in a bar to hoist a few drinks and catch her second set.
www.slipcue.com /music/country/countryartists/gillian.html   (1005 words)

  
 Gillian Welch - Biography - AOL Music
Gillian Welch first appeared on the folk scene as a young singer/songwriter armed with a voice and sensibility far beyond her years, earning widespread acclaim for her deft, evocative resurrection of the musical styles most commonly associated with rural Appalachia of the early 20th century.
Welch was born in 1967 in Manhattan and grew up in West Los Angeles, where her parents wrote material for the comedy program The Carol Burnett Show.
In the early '90s, Welch attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, where she began performing her own material, as well as traditional country and bluegrass songs, as part of a duo with fellow student David Rawlings.
music.aol.com /artist/gillian-welch/174732/biography   (458 words)

  
 Gillian Welch cds, vinyl records and music albums
Gillian Welch cds and Gillian Welch records can be found on the label Acony Records.
Welch's songs are haunting and romantic musings that seem to use the tempo of a dying heartbeat for a metronome.
Her study and deliverance (no pun intended) of old timey Americana and Bluegrass music are a large influence in her sound, but she maintains her own subtly soulful (and sometimes sultry) voice to birth new ideas and phrasings within her appreciation of America's musical history.
www.musicstack.com /search/gillian+welch   (709 words)

  
 Gillian Welch and David Rawlings - PopMatters Concert Review
So now Welch and Rawlings are an iconic pair: Carter Family aficionados still broken-hearted about Elvis and his Vegas years ("He was all alone / in a long decline"), Stanley Brothers fans remembering a back-seat seduction by the Steve Miller song ("Quicksilver Girl / and she's free") on the radio.
Gillian Welch asks, "Who is watching?" and I hear "Effigy" from Credence Clearwater Revival's 1969 album Willy and the Poorboys.
And Gillian Welch is learning how to bring the small details of her 21st century life into her beloved mountain sound.
www.popmatters.com /music/concerts/w/welch-gillian-031013.shtml   (987 words)

  
 G I L L I A N W E L C H . C O M - NEWS
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings appear in a DVD from Norah Jones, filmed at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
There is an eight-page feature profile of Gillian Welch in the September 20th, 2004 issue of the New Yorker.
Gillian’s live performance of “Caleb Meyer” is included on the Bonnaroo 2004 CD and DVD on Sanctuary Records.
www.gillianwelch.com /news/index.htm   (305 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Time (The Revelator): Music: Gillian Welch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Welch has traded the guidance of her previous producer, T Bone Burnett, for the sympathetic studio skills of her longtime guitarist-harmony singer David Rawlings, who loosens the reins just enough to allow moments of spontaneity to sparkle within the duo's spare, eloquent playing.
Welch and songwriting partner Rawlings (who backs her throughout on guitar and vocals) have produced their strongest batch of songs to date, some of which are far removed from the Carter Family-influenced style.
Welch's sense of the tragic is tempered by her voice, a transparent instrument of beauty that allows her soul to entertain us.
www.amazon.com /Time-Revelator-Gillian-Welch/dp/B00005N8CQ   (1610 words)

  
 Gillian Welch - Palais Hepburn Springs - 13/11/04
Gillian Welch was dressed in a sleeveless grey green dress initially covered by a leather jacket.
Gillian made a comment about yodelling describing her style as "yodelling at under water speed".
Gillian Welch has a pleasant alto whereas David Rawlings voice sounds at a higher register.
www.nucountry.com.au /articles/reviews/gillian_welch_palais.htm   (1013 words)

  
 Metroactive Music | Gillian Welch
First, Welch had to put behind her all the suggestions that her citified self had no "right" to get within a coon's holler of the old mountain music.
McKinley and the Harmony Grits have been playing in and around Santa Cruz for years, and while Welch was working her way through photography classes up at UCSC back in the early '90s, the band was playing regular gigs at Sluggo's pizza.
On their third and most recent effort, Time (The Revelator), Welch and Rawlings calmly put rock and roll to bed, as if all along it was just some red-faced 2-year-old looking for a bit of attention, and they tenderly return the child to the crib to rest while they play a few tunes.
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/06.26.02/welch-0226.html   (1914 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / Gillian Welch thrives in an old-time niche
Gillian Welch is pretty sure she should keep her day job.
What's interesting about Gillian, though, is that she's comfortable with the niche that she has created and seems like she's completely from another time -- the way she writes, her clothes, everything.
Although Welch is usually billed as a solo artist, Rawlings is certainly her equal as a songwriter and producer.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2003/11/07/gillian_welch_thrives_in_an_old_time_niche   (778 words)

  
 Gillian Welch - AskTheBrain.com
Emmylou, Gillian Welch and Allison Krauss grace the cover of September 2002's issue of Acoustic Guitar.
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings combine skills on a Bluegrass version of "I Want To Sing That Rock and Roll.
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings have bought historic Woodland Studios in.
www.askthebrain.com /gillian_welch-.html   (276 words)

  
 Country Music Article - Time reveals all for Gillian Welch, September 2001
Welch says within the songs is "incorporated aÉrock and roll sensibility," and that "much larger arrangements are continuously implied" in the songs, meaning that whatever the two musicians couldn't directly convey was sonically hinted at, with the intriguing result that the presence of only a pair of players belies what meets the ear.
Welch was initially drawn to bluegrass because of "its rawness." "I was listening to really raw early rock-n-roll and...early punk," says Welch; when she first listened to the Stanley Brothers, she heard music that was "equally raw" and "unprettied up," but "the sound was ecstatic - the harmonies."
When Moss retired, says Welch, she "mourned the loss of a record man." She is careful to distinguish between "label executives," who make the music industry commercially driven and artistically vapid, and "record men," who care about artist development and creative autonomy, and of whom Moss was, in Welch's view, the last one.
www.countrystandardtime.com /d/article.asp?fn=gillianwelch3.asp   (1584 words)

  
 PBS - American Roots Music : The Songs and the Artists - Gillian Welch
Gillian Welch, a young singer/songwriter whose voice captures timeless mountain sounds filtered through a delicate modern sensibility, has made an indelible mark in this ever evolving folk music tradition.
Welch attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where she met her musical partner David Rawlings.
Welch's sophomore album Hell Among the Yearlings followed in 1998, and her latest record, Time (The Revelator) was released in 2001.
www.pbs.org /americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_saa_gillianwelch.html   (309 words)

  
 Gillian Welch – Music at Last.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Gillian Welch is a singer-songwriter whose musical style combines elements of bluegrass, neotraditional country, americana, old time string band music and folk into a rustic style that she dubs "American Primitive".
Welch was born in Manhattan and was adopted when she...
Gillian Welch might not be making music anymore, but if they are, you can help keep other users informed by adding new events when they're announced.
www.last.fm /music/Gillian+Welch   (169 words)

  
 Metroactive Music | Gillian Welch
But as she returns to the region where she first began playing this kind of music, Welch is finally getting the props she deserves for the authentic sound she and longtime partner David Rawlings bring to their impossibly beautiful contemporary folk music.
McKinley and the Harmony Grits have been playing in and around Santa Cruz for years, and while Welch was working her way through photography classes up at UC-Santa Cruz in the early '90s, the band was playing regular gigs at a campus pizza place known as Sluggo's.
On their most recent effort, Time (The Revelator), Welch and Rawlings calmly put rock and roll to bed, as if all along it was just some red-faced 2-year-old looking for a bit of attention, and they tenderly return the child to the crib to rest while they play a few tunes.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/07.25.02/welch-0230.html   (1687 words)

  
 GILLIAN WELCH
Welch has developed a large and devoted following over the past several years, with each of her first two albums selling more than 100,000 copies — a huge number for acoustic country music —; and her new one selling faster than the first two so far.
Welch says it had long been a dream of hers to record in Studio B, adding, “When you're in there, you can see how that room shaped the history of country music.
These days, Studio B is both a museum for tourists and a space-for-hire, where groups can bring in their own equipment and put it alongside the ancient gear that is part of the exhibit.
mixonline.com /mag/audio_gillian_welch/index.html   (870 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Time (The Revelator): Music: Gillian Welch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I had never heard of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings before but a year later I have all her albums, seen her in concert and can not recommend her enough to those who have yet to hear her.
Strictly speaking 'Gillian Welch' is a duo; a better title would be Welch and Rawlings; David Rawlings, her partner and co-writer has a wonderfly unique stlye of 'lead guitar'played on acoustic.
Gillians voice is pure and simple and together they write intelligent complex songs to suit every and any mood.
www.amazon.co.uk /Time-Revelator-Gillian-Welch/dp/B00009QI3U   (989 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Revival: Music: Gillian Welch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Gillian Welch has captured the ethos of mountain music in a way that few lowlanders have managed, and that's just a little disconcerting.
Welch's vocals, meanwhile, are stoical and matter-of-fact as her songs, which are infused with a repressed dread and contrition that's utterly convincing.
The impressive songwriting of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings is, over time, building into a treasure-house of contemporary American acoustic music -- and if she's not from the hills of Arkansas or Kentucky or Tennesse, yet can write and sing these songs like this, more power to her.
www.amazon.com /Revival-Gillian-Welch/dp/B00005KHE3   (1520 words)

  
 Gillian Welch, Soul Journey
What could Gillian Welch possibly do in the wake of her 2001 release, Time (The Revelator) an epic concept album that explored big themes like the interplay of American history and popular music, and the troubled passing of cultural icons like the Titanic, Casey Jones and John Henry, Abraham Lincoln and Elvis Presley?
On Soul Journey, Welch's fourth album, she has released both her first solo songs, accompanied only by herself on guitar, and her first songs with a full band.
Welch and her partner and producer David Rawlings play everything else, including drums, organ and harmonica.
www.greenmanreview.com /cd/cd_welch_souljourney.html   (499 words)

  
 Gillian Welch @ Shepherd's Bush Empire, London : gig review
Part of Welch's ability to appeal beyond Country's borders is borne by a possibly unconscious ability to footnote other artists not strictly within the Country canon.
Perhaps this is natural enough, as Welch and Rawlings both hail from Berkeley College, at a time when the likes of The Breeders and The Pixies were more likely to be found within the student's CD collections.
Welch doesn't acknowledge the request of Purple Haze from the otherwise rapt audience.
www.musicomh.com /gigs/gillian-welch.htm   (645 words)

  
 Gillian Welch
Those who are only passingly familiar with the music of Gillian Welch tend to classify her music as bluegrass, or old-time, or Appalachian.
Those in the know also know that "Gillian Welch" is a duo consisting of Welch and her collaborator David Rawlings.
Following a hurried huddle, Welch announced that, since their lengthy tour with the Crows was nearing its end, and it sometimes doesn't work to save all those fun songs they've been wanting to do until the very last night, "This kind of feels like it might be the right place...
www.greenmanreview.com /live/live_welch_10_13_04.html   (696 words)

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