Thursday, March 30, 2006 ... 1:19 PM
A new Gillian Welch album: You heard it here second.
At last, Gil and Dave are rolling fresh tape. They've said in concerts that they make a point to expedite post-production -- meaning that once the mixes are in, it may only be a matter of weeks before we see the CD on shelves. With new songs, I'm hoping for a major shake-up of their setlist. It's a deep groove, three years worn, and frankly I'm sort of bored with it.
There's not a lot of info (and some misinfo; this will be their fifth record, not their fourth), but here is Billboard's scoop: Gillian Welch Gets Busy On New Album
Also keep an eye open for the ten-year anniversary special 2-disc edition of Revival, out within the next few weeks. It's an uncharacteristically un-iconoclastic stop-gap-filler, but that don't mean I won't grab it the day it sees the sun.
Making Notes: Music of the Carolinas
(Novello Festival Press, April 2008)
includes my essay, "Link Wray"
Flop Eared Mule
The Celestial Monochord
Dig and Be Dug in Return
Modern Acoustic Magazine / Blog
The Old, Weird America
Honey, Where You Been So Long?
The Greensboro Review
Fried Chicken and Coffee
Mungo (This was the blog of my friend, the late Cami Park. Miss you, Cami.)
Cat and Girl
Film Freak Central