Gillian Welch

Americana, Composer

1967 –

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Who is Gillian Welch?

Gillian 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, and Americana, is described by The New Yorker as "at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms".

Welch and Rawlings have released five critically acclaimed albums. Their 1996 debut, Revival, and the 2001 release Time, received nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Their 2003 album, Soul Journey, introduced electric guitar, drums and a more upbeat sound to their body of work. After a gap of eight years, they released their fifth studio album, The Harrow & The Harvest, in 2011.

Welch was an associate producer and performed on two songs of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, a platinum album that won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002. Welch has collaborated and recorded with distinguished musicians such as Alison Krauss, Ryan Adams, Jay Farrar, Emmylou Harris, The Decemberists, and Ani DiFranco.

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Born
Oct 2, 1967
Manhattan
Also known as
  • Gillan Welch
  • Gillian Welsh
  • Welch, Gillian
  • Gillian Howard Welch
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Photography
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Crossroads School
Lived in
  • New York City
  • Los Angeles
  • Nashville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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