August 02, 2011
Gillian Welch, Live!
I am so very excited! Tonight I am going to hear Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, live! I saw her once before, in the O Brother Where Art Thou glory days at the Strictly Bluegrass Festival (back when it really was Bluegrass mostly). It was a short set, and she performed with several other people, and all I really remember was the deep fried zucchini and the sunshine and the cold wind and wishing I had a beer. It was fantastic.
Well, music like hers ought to be heard outside, of course. Tonight we're at the Strathmore, which is gorgeous, and has great sound. Too bad I didn't make it to the Newport Folk Festival, where she and Rawlings performed some of their hits (and some of the songs from their new album, The Harrow and the Harvest)--bottom video. Five hours till showtime!