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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Gillian Welch - The Way it Goes

Pick of the Week 41 – Gillian Welch

This is a big favourite of daughter of Doccortex and a good old rootin’ tootin’ tune it is too. It’s a tale of hardship and suffering in the gritty wild west, with a simultaneously bluesy and country feel. From a showbiz family with bluegrass roots Gillian sounds like she could come from Denton County, however she sadly, and stereotypically, works out of Nashville, Tennessee. Nevertheless, this song has really grown on me and I particularly love her dark, stark and moody brand of Americana. Well done Gillian and a lovely cowboy hat too!


1 comment:

  1. "The Way it Goes" is a good choice.
    "The Way It Will Be" from that Gillian Welch album was my pick, especially the live version:

    An older song by Welch from album The Revelator (2001) that impressed me was: “I Dreamed A Highway”