Gillian Howard Welch is an American singer-songwriter. She performs with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings. Their sparse and dark musical style, which combines elements of Appalachian music, bluegrass, country and Americana, is described by The New Yorker as "at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms." Welch and Rawlings have collaborated on seven critically acclaimed albums, five released under her name, and two released under the name Dave Rawlings Machine. Her 1996 debut, Revival, and the 2001 release Time, received nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Her 2003 album, Soul Journey, introduced electric guitar, drums, and a more upbeat sound to their body of work. After a gap of eight years, she released a fifth studio album, The Harrow & The Harvest, in 2011, which was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
|Birth name:||Gillian Howard Welch|
|Born:||October 2, 1967, New York City City|
|Instruments:||Singing, acoustic guitar, banjo, drums|
|Labels:||Acony, Almo Sounds|
|Associated acts:||Dave Rawlings Machine, Old Crow Medicine Show|
|Website:||Gillian Welch's Official site|
|Twitter:||Gillian Welch's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Gillian Welch's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Gillian Welch's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Gillian Welch's Spotify|
|iTunes:||Gillian Welch's iTunes|
About Gillian Welch
Singer-songwriter known for combining elements of Appalachian music, bluegrass, and Americana in her musical style.
She studied songwriting at the Berklee College of Music.
She produced and performed two songs for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, which won the Grammy Award for the 2002 Album of the Year.
She was the daughter of adoptive parents Ken and Mitzie Welch. She has been in a relationship with her music partner David Rawlings.
She collaborated with Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Old Crow Medicine Show, and many others.
Information related to Gillian Welch
- Americana Music Honors & Awards winners
- Musicians from Santa Monica, California
- Crossroads School alumni
- Almo Sounds artists
- American bluegrass guitarists
- Country musicians from California
- American acoustic guitarists
- Country musicians from Tennessee
- University of California, Santa Cruz alumni
- American folk guitarists
- American country guitarists
- American adoptees
- Songwriters from Tennessee
- American female guitarists
- American female country singers
- Berklee College of Music alumni
- American folk singers