Possible collaboration #2,674 The Tallest Man on Earth & Megafaun cover Gillian Welch. What collabs would you like to see?
gorgeous poster. I want it.
the show was, I’m sure, great as always
Almost certainly…we’ll take a poster too!
To further advance the dialogue with both established and budding musicians, the Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.™ announced the creation of its Newport Folk Festival Board of Advisors. The panel of musicians will help ensure that the Newport Folk Festival remains a significant, viable, and influential institution for years to come. The Board of Advisors includes: Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Gillian Welch, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and Ben Knox Miller of The Low Anthem.
“The Newport Folk Festival’s Board of Advisors is comprised of very special performers and we’re pleased that they have agreed to join us as we return to our roots as a non-profit organization,” said George Wein, Chairman of the Newport Festivals Foundation and festival co-founder along with Pete Seeger. “Each of these musicians personifies and enhances the spirit of the Newport Folk Festival, which honors past, present, and future icons of the ever-changing folk scene.”
The five founding members have all previously appeared at the Newport Folk Festival, and, in a further testament to their importance to the advisory board
and in true Folk Family fashion, each has a special connection that has bonded them to Newport.
Gillian Welch playing a seated two set show at The Pageant / St. Louis, MO
|—||Gillian Welch, on how she and her partner David Rawlings craft contemporary Dust Bowl music. (via americanroutes)|
Some great friends in this shot.
Gillian Welch, second from right, and Justin Townes Earle, fourth from right, with members of the Felice Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dave Rawlings Machine.
Gillian Welch performs for thousands. Fort roof access!
Saturday @ 4:45
Mapping out my 3 stage plan of attack now!
Video: Gillian Welch Plays Conan - “The Way It Goes”
Gillian Welch - The Way The Whole Thing Ends
The last song on The Harrow & The Harvest
As previously reported, Gillian Welch will release her follow-up to 2003’s Soul Journey on June 28. Details were scarce when we first caught word of her long-awaited fifth studio album, but today Welch officially announced the forthcoming LP along with the album cover art (left), the tracklist, and a quote describing the record by the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, one of Welch’s recent collaborators.
The Harrow & the Harvest “is a new Southern sound,” says Meloy, “with the sort of songs you wouldn’t be surprised to hear issuing from some verdant, wooded hollow in Appalachia; songs you’d expect to hear hollered from an Asheville grange hall, all too late in the evening. Songs with the wry humor of the back porch. Listen to this record with the lights low. Listen to it on an old radio, cradled next to your ear.”
Welch’s new LP, which is produced by longtime collaborator David Rawlings, will be preceded by listening parties at dozens of independent record stores across the U.S., listed here. You can check out the tracklist below, alongside a clip of Welch and Rawlings’ performing new tune “Hard Times,” live from Conor Oberst’s Concert for Equality: