Friday, June 22, 2007

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - "Time (The Revelator)"

“Time (The Revelator)” is my favorite Gillian Welch & David Rawlings song, and one of the most haunting songs I’ve heard. It's the perfect empty house, dark night song, but it has plenty of competition from other Welch & Rawlings songs . . . they’ve found a difficult way into simplicity that’s simply magnificent.

Can I get a witness?


I’m still reading Littlefoot, by Charles Wright. I’m taking my time, as it’s a wonderful book. He’s weaving all his favorite moves into one sprawling, glorious mess. If you’ve ever liked his work, you’ll be happy to read it.

It’s also a great read with Welch and Rawlings playing . . .


At 6/22/2007 8:08 AM, Blogger sam of the ten thousand things said...

I'll be a witness, John. "Time" is a great, great song. I've always been partial to "Caleb Meyer" and "Tear My Stillhouse Down". Or, "One More Dollar". But I guess I'll stop now.

Welch's voice is an original. Don't know if you've ever heard them live, but they're great. Rawlings is a wonderful guitarist.

At 6/22/2007 4:20 PM, Blogger Talia said...

She sounds a bit like Natalie Merchant, of who I am a big fan.

At 6/22/2007 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen them several times live, but I got to see them again the last time they were in Asheville (at the Orange Peel). It was one of the best shows I've seen in a very, very long time. Glad you're a fan, too!


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