Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts


Gillian Welch

Nashville TN


Folk singer Gillian Welch has earned widespread critical praise for resurrecting the music genre usually identified with early twentieth-century rural Appalachia. She attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, where she began performing her own songs and also played traditional country and bluegrass with fellow student David Rawlings. The duo soon performed across the nation, and while opening for Peter Rowan in Nashville, legendary musician and producer spotted the pair and helped them get their first record deal, which resulted in 1996’s Revival. Welch released her sophomore album Hell Among the Yearlings in 1998, and she recorded soundtracks, including O Brother Where Art Thou, which garnered her a Grammy award in 2002. This success placed Welch and Rawlings in the middle of an American folk revival, and they released their third CD Time (The Revelator) in 2001. She also has performed on tribute albums (Songs of Dwight Yoakam: Will Sing for Food) and has recorded guest spots with other artists (Ryan Adams, Heartbreaker, Mark Knopfler, Sailing to Philadelphia and Bright Eyes, Cassadaga). In 2003 Welch and Rawlings also 2003 recorded Soul Journey, the second release on their own Acony Records label.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
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