The reason I do this list late in the year is a sentimental one. I like to mull them over, and think about what I was doing, where I was, the colors of their eyes, when I first heard their […]
It had been nearly six years to the day since I had seen Gillian Welch and David Rawlings in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the initial The Harrow & the Harvest tour, so I was not about to miss this short mini-tour to celebrate the album’s release […]
It’s a big week for music releases in our little corner of the music world. David Rawlings releases his wisdom-filled Almanack today, and you can also read reviews of new albums from the Hard Working Americans and Australian Paul Kelly. Be sure […]
There’s something comforting about listening to David Rawlings and Gillian Welch harmonize alongside warm acoustic guitars. Maybe it’s that it conjures up memories of standing in the sun at Newport Folk Festival, watching them perform almost family-style, with countless friends […]
David Rawlings’ new album Poor David’s Almanack delivers canny wisdom about health, wealth, love, and home drawn from a deep well of folk and blues music. I chatted with him recently about his album and his music, and how a […]
It’s time for another roundup of notable upcoming releases. A couple you certainly already know about, but the others could easily have slipped your notice. All of them are fascinating. David Rawlings – Poor David’s Almanack (August 11) If Gillian Welch is […]
Here’s some news that should have your Monday looking up: David Rawlings has a new album coming out this summer. Poor David’s Almanack — which the Nashville-based songwriter, musician, and producer will release as David Rawlings (rather than the “Dave Rawlings Machine” […]
There is nothing finer than Gillian Welch and David Rawlings at the Ryman – and no one I’d rather see there. Like the Ryman itself, one does not see or hear Welch and Rawlings; one experiences them. You come under their […]
Thanksgiving is over, December lies ahead with its year-end reviews, assessments, and lists. While I, too, have some to share with our readers next month, it’s a good time to feature some of the outstanding pictures ND’s photographers have taken […]
Has it really been two months since my last update on new and recent releases? Well, a lot has happened during that time — not the least of all some more-than-noteworthy releases, roots and more. All of these are, one way or […]
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