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Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:27 am
by john poole
One or two might have been waiting for this - a long eight years after "Soul Journey" a new Gillian Welch album "The Harrow and the Harvest" appears to be due for release at the end of June -
http://exclaim.ca/News/gillian_welch_re ... solo_album

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:41 am
by NormanD
Finally!

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:05 pm
by john poole
Now available for streaming at NPR - or from record shops.
http://www.npr.org/2011/06/26/137346722 ... t?ps=mh_fl

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:59 pm
by Alan
Gillian Welch returns to London on Wed 23 Nov to play Hammersmith Apollo
http://venues.meanfiddler.com/apollo/fu ... tured/4931

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:47 pm
by NormanD
I'd love to see her, but not there. It's such an inhospitable cavern: mules with binoculars. I saw her at The Barbican her last time around (excluding the recent Dave Rawlings Machine gig), when she was playing support to Ralph Stanley. He couldn't make it because of a snowed-up runway, so she took the whole evening. One was given the choice of her, or your money back. I was amazed at the number of empty seats. But what a treat.

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:09 am
by uiwangmike
NormanD wrote: I was amazed at the number of empty seats. But what a treat.

I recall Andy Kershaw saying the same thing at the time.

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:20 pm
by garth cartwright
Best I've ever seen her was at Shep Bush Empire with Old Crow Medicine Club in support - their first London gig, I recall. She and Rawlings were phenomenal, one of the greatest live performances I have ever seen. Then Old Crow joined them and they ripped through a bunch of Band-Dylan-Parsons classics with great ensemble singing. Oh man, it was so great! I also saw the Barbican and they were good but no match for the SBE.

New album is OK but as usual when it takes an artist 8 years to deliver one gets the sense that something else in life now interests them more than making new music.

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:02 am
by Chris P

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:30 am
by NormanD
When I did hear that Camoron was at the Gillian Welch gig, my first reactions were:
- Oh no!! Why?!?
- Glad I'd decided not to go (see above for actual evidence). I suffer slightly from Political Tourettes (with due apologies for any offensive misnomer). I shout and curse at any disreputable public figure I happen across (eg Frank Chapple, Lord Longford, Lord Archole) so maybe it's just as well I wasn't there.

The presence of Camoron was actually mentioned on the following day's Radio 4 "World At One". It's worse than Stewart Lee possibly realises. Louise Bagshawe (definitely-no-mensch) is married to US rock impresario Peter Mensch, who manages Red Hot Chilifried Peppers, Metallica, and.....Ms Harrow and Mr Harvest. So they were there on a freebie.

Do I think less of them because Camoron was there? To some extent, but not to the level of writing a long amusing article about it (unless paid, of course). It's the Groucho moment: I don't want to belong to a club that has him as a member.

I'd like to think that maybe Gill & Dave, knowing their presence in the stalls, might have made some sour comment or veiled sarcasm. Maybe they were tipped off, and told to stay shtum, or they never even knew. But either way, they didn't. So, the balloon hasn't burst, it's just flying a bit less proudly.

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:50 pm
by Jamie Renton
NormanD wrote:Red Hot Chilifried Peppers


Oy...leave me out of this

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:27 pm
by NormanD
I could have blamed Freud for that mistake. I'm just glad that the joke got spotted.

OK, 'joke'.

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:46 pm
by Rob Hall
I hope you'll forgive me, Norman, for not allowing the fact that Cameron attended one of her gigs interfere with my enjoyment of the music of Ms Welch & Mr Rawlings one little bit. Not even the tiniest little bit.

As for Stewart Lee spinning an entire article out of it, well, comedians can't be funny all the time. I generally like Lee's stuff, but when I read the article this morning I just thought it dull.

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:24 pm
by NormanD
He's used at least two of the punchlines before.

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:57 am
by uiwangmike
From 2006, Dave's Desert Island Discs. Don't look if you happen to be a fan of the Smiths, REM, Dame Kiri, or Benny Hill.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/de ... c#p0093vjz

Re: Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest"

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:15 pm
by NormanD