Gillian Welch Announces New Dates On The Harrow & The Harvest In Concert Vinyl Release Tour


“It is a splendid record, full of intricacies and deep feeling and subtle associations and turns of mind.”
 –New Yorker

“…a slow, sad, lovely, meditative collection of songs in which their voices intertwine with characteristic grace.”

“…love stories with doomy country atmospheres; simple but very, very careful…”
The New York Times
This morning, Gillian Welch announces additional tour dates on The Harrow & The Harvest In Concert Vinyl Release Tour, adding shows in San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and two nights in Portland (full details below). On this tour, Welch and her musical partner, Dave Rawlings, will perform 2011’s GRAMMY-nominated The Harrow & The Harvest, which the Washington Post called “Welch...at her haunting, heart-aching best,” in its entirety. Dates on this tour have previously been announced in New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Nashville. Tickets for these new dates will go on sale on Friday, July 14th at 10:00 AM PST and can be purchased here. The duo, accompanied by a full band, will also perform as Dave Rawlings Machine in cities including St. Paul, Bloomington, Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago (full dates below).

The Harrow & The Harvest will be released for the first time ever on vinyl via Gillian Welch’s own Acony Records on July 28th. Of the process Welch reveals, "We have been working and waiting 20 years to bring you our music on phonograph record. It took a while, because we wanted to do it the right way, the absolute best way humanly possible, and I believe that's what we've done. No sonic stone was left unturned, no nuance let fall by the wayside. There is honestly nothing else I can imagine hoping to hear out of the original tapes. It is all there in the groove. As people whose lives were changed by the sound of music coming off turntables, we humbly invite you to include us in your record collection." The single LP will be packaged in an "Old Style" tip-on gatefold jacket with custom paper and will include full color cover art by artist John Dyer Baizley, also of the group Baroness, as well as a printed sleeve, and full lyric insert. The album was mastered directly from the original tapes through custom Ortofon amplifiers to a Neumann VMS-80 cutting system and plated and pressed on standard-weight audiophile-quality vinyl at Quality Record Pressings, and can be pre-ordered here.

Recently, Rolling Stone Country premiered the music video for Gillian Welch’s “Dark Turn Of Mind,” offThe Harrow & The Harvest, calling it “spectacularly haunting”. The video features never before seen footage and you can watch it here.

The Harrow & The Harvest was GRAMMY nominated for Best Engineered Album (Non Classical) and Best Folk Album and highly praised by critics worldwide, including Uncut Magazine who called The Harrow & The Harvest a "timeless country classic," NPR Music who proclaimed that the album “grabs the attention of a new generation” and The AV Club who said, “Welch and longtime partner David Rawlings are flawless.”

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings have recorded 8 studio albums and have lent their talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. On August 11th, Welch & Rawlings will release their latest collaboration, David Rawlings’s Poor David’s Almanack, a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. The album of ten new songs was crafted by studio wizards Ken Scott (Beatles, David Bowie) and Matt Andrews on analog tape during a week of sessions at legendary Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more about Poor David’s Almanack here. Additionally, in recognition of their remarkable career, Welch and Rawlings were honored with the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2015 and the Berklee American Masters Award in 2016.

1. Scarlet Town    
2. Dark Turn of Mind
3. The Way It Will Be
4. The Way It Goes
5. Tennessee
6. Down Along the Dixie Line
7. Six White Horses
8. Hard Times
9. Silver Dagger
10. The Way the Whole Thing Ends

The Harrow & The Harvest” Tour Dates – Tickets at http://gillianwelch.com/tour/
July 30 /// Charlottesville VA /// Sprint Pavilion
July 31 /// Washington DC /// Kennedy Center
August 2 /// New York, NY  /// Beacon Theatre
August 4 /// Charlotte, NC /// Knight Theater
August 5 /// Atlanta, GA /// Atlanta Symphony Hall
August 7 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium
October 3 /// San Diego, CA   /// Balboa Theatre
October 4 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Orpheum Theatre
October 6 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Fillmore
October 9 & 10 /// Portland, OR /// Newmark Theatre
October 11/// Seattle, WA /// Moore Theatre

Dave Rawlings Machine Tour Dates – Tickets at http://davidrawlingsmusic.com/tour/
August 16 /// Louisville, KY /// WL Lyons Brown Theatre
August 17 /// St. Louis, MO /// Sheldon Concert Hall
August 18 /// Kansas City, MO /// Folly Theater
August 20 /// Lyons, CO /// Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 23 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Pantages Theatre
August 24 /// Madison, WI /// The Capitol Theater
August 25 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall
August 26 /// Bloomington, IN /// The Bluebird