Just beautiful. Enjoy the concert.
If she's on tour, I thought she might have a new CD and went to her web site, but no.Welch's songs are popular among non-professional bluegrass pickers who gather for jams. I accompany my teen-aged son, the fiddler, to jams sometimes, and it is always gratifying when we're off in the heartland of the country somewhere, and a good ole boy will choose a Gillian Welch song when it's his turn to name a song. In a way, her compositions are art songs, but they speak to people from all walks of life. The lyrics are as soulful as lyrics can be, and the melodies captivating. I just love her music.
She played enough new songs last night to have a new album, but when someone shouted out for her to record one of them, she didn't mention any intentions one way or the other.A fabulous show. David Rawlings is as fun to watch as he is to listen to. I had to dig up that old New Yorker article about Welch that talked about his f-holes fronted guitar.I have a 16-year-old nephew who sounds a lot like your son. He's a banjo player and always looking for opportunities to perform. It thrills me no end that there are still kids who love this kind of music.
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