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Thursday, December 29, 2011

GILLIAN WELCH / The Harrow & The Harvest [2011]

Old timey Americana folk artist Gillian Welch returns after an extended hiatus with the beautifully somber The Harrow & The Harvest.
Keeping it simple with vocals, guitar, banjo and harmonicas, Welch crafts a deeply rich and intimate album that tells stories of heartbreak, loneliness and tragedy. Sung with such vulnerable confidence, Welch's voice reminds one a flickering candle that just refuses to go out.
It's down-to-earth, often polarizing emotions and an absolute delight to listen to no matter how grim the subject matter gets.

4 good ol' knee slaps out of 5

Songs Of Note: The Way It Goes; Six White Horses

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