Gillian Welch

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The Anniversary

Dark Was The Night Turns 10

Indie had a big year in 2009. As the first decade of the century drew to a close, there was a slew of major releases…
Ryan Leas | February 15, 2019 - 10:55 am


Q&A: Gillian Welch On The Arcane Process Of Pressing Vinyl & Why She Didn’t Feel Like A Proper Artist Until Now

The music of Gillian Welch exists outside of time. When she first started performing under her own name in the '90s, she was singing dirges…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 27, 2017 - 12:59 pm

Sounding Board

If It Ain’t Bro, Don’t Fix It: The Year In Country Music

At the CMAs this year, the music industry made itself make history. After years of bro country dominance, with prized trophies going to dudes with…
Stephen Deusner | December 16, 2015 - 10:41 am

More Gillian Welch stories

Gillian Welch – “Beautiful Boy” & “I Just Want You To Know”

And the Gillian Welch archival releases keep on coming. A couple months ago, Welch and her partner David Rawlings released Boots No. 2: The Lost
James Rettig | September 11, 2020 - 12:09 am

Watch Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett Cover Gillian Welch’s Streaming-Era Anthem “Everything Is Free”

This past weekend was supposed to be the weekend of the Newport Folk Festival, the historic event that started up in Rhode Island in 1959.
Tom Breihan | August 3, 2020 - 9:27 am

Gillian Welch – “Strange Isabella” & “Mighty Good Book”

Gillian Welch has been keeping us fed during isolation. Last week, we got a whole new covers album from her and David Rawlings called All
James Rettig | July 17, 2020 - 9:31 am

Stream Gillian Welch & David Rawlings’ New Covers Album All The Good Times

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings have released a new covers album today called All The Good Times. The musical partners recorded it at home on…
James Rettig | July 10, 2020 - 9:30 am

Gillian Welch – ”Happy Mother’s Day”

Mother's Day is this weekend, and the Gillian Welch is here to remind you of that by releasing a song called "Happy Mother's Day." The…
James Rettig | May 8, 2020 - 9:05 am

Oscars 2019: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Perform “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings,” Introduced By Kacey Musgraves

The Coen Brothers' latest film, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, is up for three Oscars this year, including the award for Best Original Song for…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 24, 2019 - 10:00 pm

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings”

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings wrote "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" for the recent six-part Coen brothers anthology, The Ballad Of Buster
Julia Gray | February 12, 2019 - 8:56 am

A Star Is Born Gets 8 Oscar Nominations Including Best Picture, Actress, & Song

This morning the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences unveiled its nominations for the biggest annual awards show, the Oscars. And in this year's…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2019 - 9:15 am


Willie Watson & Tim Blake Nelson – “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings”

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, the new six-part anthology by the Coen brothers, is premiering on Netflix this Friday after a limited theatrical run. The…
Chris DeVille | November 14, 2018 - 2:04 pm

Hear Father John Misty’s Synthpop “Mr. Tillman” And Gillian Welch Cover For Spotify

The Spotify Single is swiftly becoming an album-promotion tradition, not that different from a Tiny Desk Concert or a stop on the late-night circuit. The…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2018 - 8:53 am

Watch Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Gordi, & More Cover Gillian Welch At Eaux Claires

Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires music festival kicked off on Friday. Vernon and Dessner played new material from their Big Red Machine project…
Julia Gray | July 8, 2018 - 7:55 pm

Watch Courtney Barnett Cover Gillian Welch’s “Everything Is Free”

Courtney Barnett recently released her new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, and the Australian musician went on The Tonight Show last week to
James Rettig | May 25, 2018 - 11:01 am

Gillian Welch – “Dark Turn Of Mind” Video

Gillian Welch's excellent 2011 album The Harrow & The Harvest will be released on vinyl for the first time this summer. Until now, none of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 4, 2017 - 4:05 pm