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Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Tiny Desk Concert

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Tiny Desk Concert

If you’re not familiar with David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, you’ve missed a career of exceptional songwriting. But – there’s still time to listen to one of Americana Music’s greatest duos.

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings are the winner of the 2015 American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting.

I had the privilege of sitting in an old church basement in Knoxville TN back in 1994 (or so) for a songwriting class with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. There were three other people in the room – but Gillian and David didn’t seem to care.

They talked about a song called “Orphan Girl” that would be coming out on Emmylou Harris’ new album, and she and David sang through about six songs – giving us the rundown on how they came up with the lyrics and music.

If you haven’t heard their songs or seen them perform, you’ve missed a great experience. They’re also wonderful people – very deserving of everything they’ve accomplished. There’s nothing better in life than good people achieving good things.  Enjoy!


More . . .

Fresh Air Interview with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings


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