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Soul JourneyWelch and fingerpicking genius cohort David Rawlings make ancient-sounding songs that glint with modern dread. After ''O Brother'' hit the soundtrack ...Soul JourneyCountryWelch and fingerpicking genius cohort David Rawlings make ancient-sounding songs that glint with modern dread. After ''O Brother'' hit the soundtrack ...2003-06-06
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Soul Journey

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Gillian Welch; Producer (group): Acony

Welch and fingerpicking genius cohort David Rawlings make ancient-sounding songs that glint with modern dread. After ”O Brother” hit the soundtrack jackpot, ”Time (The Revelator)” moved Welch’s stylistic clock forward; on Soul Journey she further subverts her Walker Evans-style image – what, no retro housedress?! – with aching songs about restless daughters that reference classic soul and pastoral psychedelia. And her smoky Appalachian porch moan has never sounded deeper, realer, or sexier.

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