Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings met at an audition for a country band while attending Berklee College of Music. Together, they moved to Nashville where most of their work together has transpired. They have since influenced and inspired new generations of country and folk singers, songwriters and players and earned the slavish admiration of many of the most lauded and loved voices of the Americana milieu. They’ve had their songs recorded by the likes of Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and Solomon Burke.
Gill and Dave’s body of work is deeply rooted in the world it has sought to portray in song: the American South. The Harrow & The Harvest, Gill and Dave’s new record is the product of two people who have become so entwined in one another that the songs and the singing and the playing on this record seems to exude from a single voice. The sound of two people playing live, with no overdubs, and very few takes. Two people making music together as if they were one soul combined.
Tickets for Gillian Welch at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on Monday, November 28th at 8:00 PM are on sale next Friday, July 15th at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.