What's New

  • sarahct
    sarahct liked Brian1964Smith's album.
    The Wonderful Mr. Watson
    • September 22, 2017
  • sarahct
    sarahct But they did a FREE SHOW in Portsmouth last month and I caught it!
    • August 1, 2017
  • sarahct
    sarahct Newport was lacking in Dave and Gill, most notably during the Chuck Berry salute, but I got to see IanF (although he didn't see me
    • August 1, 2017
  • sarahct
    sarahct Y'all, Get Ian Firzgerald's records! He's ianf here and I just saw him live and he's GOOD!
    • July 27, 2016
  • sarahct
    sarahct It looks like ianf is playing Newport Folk Fest. That's you, right?
    • May 25, 2016
    • ianf likes this.
    • sarahct
      ianf That *is* me. And I'm not-so-secretly hoping that Gillian and Dave are added to the lineup in some form.
    • sarahct
      sarahct You were terrific! Everyone go see Ian! I almost said hi but I figured you might bot know who I am. I asked Gill if there was any chance and she said it was a *really* long shot, but I held out hope til the last minute.
    • sarahct
      ianf Thanks so much. If you see me again, please do say hello; it would be great to meet you.
      • July 27, 2016
  • sarahct
    sarahct commented on Brian1964Smith's album.
    • November 25, 2015
    • gibsongirl likes this.
    • sarahct
      RunningRattie Damn. SarahCT, owning the DRM fandom and looking great doing so. Nice photos from what must have been a fantastic experience... would love to hear the story. Woo!
    • sarahct
      sarahct I'm not too subtle. I asked if I could see her after the show for an autograph I had really nice chats with everyone in the band, actually, which was great.
      • November 25, 2015
    • sarahct
      RunningRattie Well who ever got anything by being subtle... that's fantastic. I had my moment tonight (not backstage, just outside with the rest of the loons ... perfect way to close out the tour. Would have loved to have spoken to Brittany at some point, if only to...  more
      • November 25, 2015
  • sarahct
    sarahct I remember an interview in which Dave mentioned what his first guitar was, and that he still has it and composes on it. I cannot dig it out of my shambling archives, and I want to add that factoid to my bio. Anyone know?
    • October 12, 2015
    • sarahct
      tomj wasn't there a taylor cutaway with the the tone rolled off somewhere in the very early mix too? Pretty sure that's the guitar you here on that really early bootleg (sponwed will know the one) with The Riverboat Song etc on.
      • October 13, 2015
    • sarahct
      sponwed Yup, it was a Taylor.
      • October 13, 2015
    • sarahct
      sarahct I mean before that, the one his parents bought. I know he said what it was.
      • October 13, 2015
    • sarahct
      tomj It was a Harmony (according to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyWTzAoZhzE)
    • sarahct
      sarahct Thank you! That was too deep in my brain for retrieval.
      • October 15, 2015
  • sarahct
    sarahct commented on gibsongirl's video.
    • August 4, 2014
    • JasonK, roadhog, and PeterC like this.
    • sarahct
      sarahct I'm struck by how versatile her guitar playing is. When I watch her with Dave, she (and he) both play in a particular way to compliment each other. Playing alone, she has to reconfigure her style to make the songs solo pieces (except for One Little Song,...  more
    • sarahct
      JasonK It's gone!!!!!!
      • August 3, 2014
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLnfdwEwKuM
      • August 3, 2014
    • sarahct
      sarahct It went away
      • August 4, 2014
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl i'm still seeing it..?
      • August 4, 2014
  • sarahct
    sarahct Andy Tenille, who took those marvelous photos of the recent DRM mini-tour, may be printing some for sale. I emailed him a while ago and was going to buy a picture, but now I need my pocket change so I have to wait. sigh. Nonetheless, consider sending him...  more
    • January 28, 2014
  • sarahct
    sarahct commented on sarahct's blog entry.
    • January 25, 2014
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl you'll like this band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22vK1G-AVms - oh aspiration...
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl sarah - your blog post from today made me think of the song i just uploaded - don't know if you know it already
      • February 2, 2014
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl well sure you know the song but this version? chicken on your back is one of those weird gillian mash-ups do you agree?
      • February 2, 2014
    • sarahct
      sarahct Where's chicken on your back?
      • February 6, 2014
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl http://www.gillianwelchanddavidrawlings.com/FansNetwork/music/44/gill-amp-dave-with-tony-rice
      • February 6, 2014
  • sarahct
    sarahct wrote a new blog entry:
    Why It's Good News That I Have Cancer!
    • January 23, 2014
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl you'll like this band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22vK1G-AVms - oh aspiration...
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl sarah - your blog post from today made me think of the song i just uploaded - don't know if you know it already
      • February 2, 2014
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl well sure you know the song but this version? chicken on your back is one of those weird gillian mash-ups do you agree?
      • February 2, 2014
    • sarahct
      sarahct Where's chicken on your back?
      • February 6, 2014
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl http://www.gillianwelchanddavidrawlings.com/FansNetwork/music/44/gill-amp-dave-with-tony-rice
      • February 6, 2014
  • sarahct
    sarahct
    Benmont Tench Enlists Allstars For Debut Solo Album on JamBase
    • December 16, 2013
    • gibsongirl likes this.
    • sarahct
      sarahct That took two tries due to some serious computer interface expertise on my end, but you get the idea.
      • December 16, 2013
    • sarahct
      sponwed Gonna be released on vinyl. Gillian on vinyl is rare. Ringo!
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl willie's new album is going to be released on vinyl too in the summer - acony on vinyl! i recall an old review or interview around 2001 about plans to release (time) the revelator as a double album with i dream a highway having it's own side!
      • May 1, 2014
  • sarahct
    sarahct There's this on the radar. You can hear Gillian on the sample track.
    • December 16, 2013
    • sarahct
      sarahct See above.
      • December 16, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct commented on sponwed's photo.
    • October 24, 2013
    • sarahct
      sponwed Benmont Trench, Sarah Watkins, ...?
      • October 24, 2013
    • sarahct
      sarahct I'd love to hear Willie. I don't know whether Willie and Ketch would perform together these days. Sara could certainly be the fiddle. (Isn't it Benmont Tench?) What about someone unexpected like Conor Oberst or Colin Meloy? Oh, the possibilities!
      • October 24, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct Thanks to the intrepid work of gibsongirl and masterbilt on the unofficialmartinguitarforum, it has come to my attention that Gill & Dave recently sold some guitars through Gruhns, and that the one she is playing at the show is a 1942 D-45 formerly...  more
    • October 3, 2013
    • Masterbilt and gibsongirl like this.
    • sarahct
      Masterbilt If she'd sell the one with the big ugly pickguard...
    • sarahct
      sarahct I know she has said that she plays a lot of guitars, but that the J-50 is the one she gigs with and the one she plays on H&H. My ear is not sensitive enough to tell what other guitara she might be playing on earlier records. It will be fun to see if she...  more
    • sarahct
      Masterbilt will do my best ;-)
      • October 4, 2013
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl and one of wilma lee cooper's most famous recordings was the trad/bluegrass "midnight special" that gil and dave opened with the other night together with willie watson - maybe a tribute to wilma lee..?
      • October 4, 2013
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl big midnight special - here with THE D45: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCyi_-qbNzA
      • October 4, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct
    http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/182263939-gillian-welch-and-david-rawlings-attend-the-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QSi51hdLvNIpif1j%2b6MkdjT656hHXNzMlRjC2T59am7Z%2bpE3zsS09ZagQpvZ4nivrA%3d%3d
    • September 29, 2013
    • sarahct
      JasonK Don' seem t'work.
      • September 30, 2013
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl Getty images - can't see them either
      • September 30, 2013
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl Here you go:
      http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nachrichtenfoto/gillian-welch-and-david-rawlings-attend-the-inside-nachrichtenfoto/182263939
    • sarahct
      JasonK Looking a bit sweaty under those lights Gil.
      • September 30, 2013
    • sarahct
      sarahct I wonder what I did wrong. I always have trouble with the photo stuff.
      • September 30, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct
    http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/182260587-willie-watson-gillian-welch-and-david-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7Qc%2b9xZOWErqu7ccY4zdbfAzHbQvgesBHGH0MPPwBsOufI7p73w0wuV3u3mH%2bTLD%2fyQ%3d%3d
    • September 29, 2013
    • sarahct
      JasonK Don' seem t'work.
      • September 30, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct I saw this in a negative review, but I loved it! "Welch's...forlorn way of delivering each song as if her model T broke down on the way to the still..."
    • September 12, 2013
    • RunningRattie likes this.
    • sarahct
      sponwed We should start a forum thread where we collect bad reviews.
      • September 13, 2013
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl i'd really like to tell mr perlich where to schtick his new schtick...
      • September 19, 2013
    • sarahct
      sarahct Negatory Purgatory. Producing negative reviews of talented artists who have gained popular traction is an entire subgenre of music criticism. (Not to be confused with bands who have some merit but seem to enjoy disproportionate critical adulation).

      In...  more
      • September 20, 2013
    • sarahct
      gibsongirl Don't look like much; just a flat black ford
      • September 20, 2013
    • sarahct
      sarahct I was listening to an old interview, from '95 maybe, and she gets talking about her cars because the interviewer says his car sounds funny. "It's a Chevy, though." "That's okay." Dave keeps them running, she said.
      • September 20, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct replied to a topic in the forum Gillian Welch and David Rawlings "Guitar Tabs":
    So it looks like I was mostly right, except for that B7. No wonder the E sounded wrong.
    • August 28, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct replied to a topic in the forum Gillian Welch and David Rawlings "Guitar Tabs":
    I believe the lyric is
     
    "I keep looking out for the angel he might send,
    'cause I've been down before but I won't be down...  more
    • August 28, 2013
  • ianf
    ianf is now friends with sarahct.
    • August 23, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct posted a topic in the forum Gillian Welch and David Rawlings "Guitar Tabs":
    • July 28, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct I like the live recordings where the sound guys mess up a little and Dave's vocals are miked too high. It's my only chance of figuring out what the heck he's doing back there.
    • July 19, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct is now friends with roadhog.
    • June 24, 2013
  • sarahct
    sarahct replied to a topic in the forum Musicians:
    I know my inlaws think I'm a terrible singer! I suspect they hear all the dissonance and figure I just don't know what I'm doing (and they have a point), but I muddle through anyway. Can't really play Gillian Welch without weird intervals. Fortunately, I...  more
    • June 18, 2013