Tonight the incredibly talented Gillian Welch is playing at the Tennessee Theatre. If you don't know anything about Gillian she is a Country/Bluegrass singer and songwriter who, in my opinion, is one of the best songwriters of all time. As a songwriter she belongs with Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Shawn Camp, Townes Van Zandt, and Tom Waits. Her music is written with her partner David Rawlings (pictured). The songs are laden with the most beautiful harmonies. On a recent episode of "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross on NPR, Gillian and Dave talk about their songwriting process and play a few of their songs. It is a great interview that is absolutely worth your time. They discuss everything from how they find harmonies to Gillian being adopted.
The thing about Gillian Welch's music is that it is driven by her voice. It is a beautiful voice that is accented by Dave Rawlings original and awesome harmonies. It should be noted that Dave is a fantastic guitar player as well. All of their strengths are showcased in the live show, which just so happens to be tonight at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $35. It is going to be awesome.
(photos from Amoeba's blog).