A couple of days ago, I heard Gillian Welch had a new album out. Finally. It's been something like eight years. So I started prowling around the internet this evening to find out what I could. I've always had a soft spot for anyone who sings in an Appalachian folk style with that old-timey, heartbreaking harmony. Whether they're from Appalachia or not. A few people through the years have added to this style quite nicely, but not many do it better than Gillian. Her new album is called, "The Harrow and the Harvest." I'll tell you right now, not everyone will find this to their taste. It's a tad dark, but then, so is life sometimes. If a little dark doesn't sound inviting, I understand, but you'll be missing out on what I feel is some very fine harmonizing by two very fine musicians, singing about some very real people.
Here's Gillian Welch and David Rawlings with, "The Way It Goes."