ON STAGE · MUSIC
An Evening with Gillian Welch
Singer-songwriter and her musical partner David Rawlings conjure the sound and imagery of a timeless, hardscrabble America.
Gillian Welch first appeared on the folk scene two decades ago as a young singer-songwriter with a knack for conjuring the sound and imagery of a timeless, hardscrabble America. She and musical partner David Rawlings helped revive interest in southern Appalachian music and have inspired legions of fellow musicians with a sparse, haunting musical style “at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms” (The New Yorker). Her music is heard on five acclaimed albums, alongside Grammy-winning contributions to the soundtrack of O Brother Where Art Thou? and the upcoming Ken Burns series on country music.
Funded in part by the Class of 1961 Legacy: The American Tradition in Performance Fund.
Gillian Welch, a pillar of the modern acoustic music world, makes her Hopkins Center for the Arts debut on Friday, July 20, 8 pm, in Spaulding Auditorium. Welch performs with singer-guitarist David Rawlings, her partner in music and life.
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1 & 2: (L-R) David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, photo by Henry Diltz