Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Full Concert Video: Gillian Welch - BBC4 St. Luke's (08/04/04)

Bootleg: Gillian Welch - Charlottesville, Va (05/18/96)

gillian welch 051896

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
1996-05-18
WJGU 91.1 FM
Folk and Roots Music Marathon
Prism Coffeehouse
Charlottesville, Virginia

Download the FlAC and MP3 files at The Midnight Cafe

The comments at Dime suggest: DATSBD > ? CDR > WAV > Audition 1.5 > Downsample/Dither > 16/44 > SHNTool (fixed SBEs) > FLAC

01 Radio Intro
02 Tear My Stillhouse Down
03 One More Dollar
04 Pass You By
05 Acony Bell
06 Long Black Veil
07 Wichita
08 Barroom Girls
09 By The Mark
10 Diamond Joe
11 Caleb Meyer
12 Snowin' On Raton
13 Orphan Girl/ Radio Outro

01 Fade In/ Annabelle
02 Paper Wings
03 Silver Dagger (trad)
04 Johnny Cash Story
05 Dry Town
06 I'll Go On Downtown
07 Dark As A Dungeon
08 Red Clay Halo
09 Only One And Only
10 Dusty Boxcar Wall

Posted Lineage: Pre FM Soundboard=>??=>CDR=>(Retracked Sony CDR-W33) Imported to iTunes 48kHz 16 bit stereo. Encoded with xACT

Bootleg: Gillian Welch - Charlottesville, VA (05/18/96)

gillian welch 051896

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
1996-05-18
WJGU 91.1 FM
Folk and Roots Music Marathon
Prism Coffeehouse
Charlottesville, Virginia

Download the FlAC and MP3 files at The Midnight Cafe

The comments at Dime suggest: DATSBD > ? CDR > WAV > Audition 1.5 > Downsample/Dither > 16/44 > SHNTool (fixed SBEs) > FLAC

01 Radio Intro
02 Tear My Stillhouse Down
03 One More Dollar
04 Pass You By
05 Acony Bell
06 Long Black Veil
07 Wichita
08 Barroom Girls
09 By The Mark
10 Diamond Joe
11 Caleb Meyer
12 Snowin' On Raton
13 Orphan Girl/ Radio Outro

01 Fade In/ Annabelle
02 Paper Wings
03 Silver Dagger (trad)
04 Johnny Cash Story
05 Dry Town
06 I'll Go On Downtown
07 Dark As A Dungeon
08 Red Clay Halo
09 Only One And Only
10 Dusty Boxcar Wall

Posted Lineage: Pre FM Soundboard=>??=>CDR=>(Retracked Sony CDR-W33) Imported to iTunes 48kHz 16 bit stereo. Encoded with xACT

Monday, December 30, 2013

Gillian and Dave play on Benmont Tench's New Album

you should be so lucky

Founding member of The Heartbreakers, Benmont Tench is releasing a star studded solo album entitled You Should Be So Lucky.  Tom Petty plays on it, of course, as does Ringo Starr.  Gillian Welch and David Rawlings also sing on the track "Blonde Girl, Blue Dress" which you can stream over at the Rolling Stone site.

The album is due out in February and you can pre-order it here.

I'm not a huge Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers fan, but I'm interested in hearing what he can do.

I'm Back (Maybe)

One of my resolutions for 2014 is to start posting to this again.  I hope to post something at least every day.  There won't be much order to it for awhile, but the general idea will be to post record reviews, photos, concert info, bootlegs and everything else Gillian Welch related.  I'll try to keep up with new information as it comes out, but also post lots of old stuff, too.

Of course I've made this resolution before and failed, so we'll see how this round goes.

Record Review: Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest (Rolling Stone)

harrow and the harvest

There's always a moment on Gillian Welch records when she reminds you that her old-timey music doesn't live in the past. On her fifth album - and first since 2003 - the moment comes on "Silver Dagger," which borrows the title and bloodlust of a traditional ballad popularized by Joan Baez in 1960, but it gets wistful about the good old days of "nineteen-hundred and ninety-nine." Welch's partner, David Rawlings, stepping back from his nominal star turn with Dave Rawlings Machine, continues as America's most low-key guitar hero; his sparkling lines and harmonies cling to Welch's rich vocals (which infused the Decemberists' recent The King Is Dead) like smoke plumes. The themes are often bleak: "Some girls are blessed with a dark turn of mind," Welch sings at one point, probably with a wink. But there's a light that never goes out on The Harrow & the Harvest. "Hard times," she insists on the song of the same name, "ain't gonna rule my mind."

That's the full review, but you can look at it on their site.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Saint Reviews "Hard Times"

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This little regular piece at The Saint normally is in the form of an album review. And Gillian Welch does, in fact, have a relatively new album out, “The Harrow and The Harvest.” I’d love to review it. But, when you’ve made the decision as I have to no longer pirate music (I’m no “saint;” I did it constantly and with great relish for 10 years), it can be a bit difficult.

For whatever reason, none of Gillian Welch’s catalog is on Spotify (one of the great disappointments of my recent life) and these days, if a record isn’t on Spotify, it’ll likely take me a while to get around to hearing it. But, I have heard one song from the record, surely over 100 times. The song is “Hard Times,” a picturesque, somber, sobering (yet highly intoxicating) banjo number that’ll take your mortal heart, stomp it into the Georgia red clay until it’s little more than a fading memory on your momma’s night stand, pick it up, take it home and nurse it back into form, like a wounded bird.

Read the rest of the review on the Saint's website.