Any release from Rawlings or his musical partner Gillian Welch is cause for celebration amongst Americana aficionados; the duo are known to take their sweet time getting things perfect and this new album under David’s name is no exception.
The American gothic Appalachian sound captured here is totally timeless and instantly compelling, moving from old timey jigs to slow-burning campfire ballads evoking Woody Guthrie and all who followed his dusty footprints. Even the light-hearted jaunty numbers like ‘Money is the Meat in the Coconut’ seem to carry the weight of history, while the lonesome ballad ‘Lindsey Button’ slows time to a solemn crawl.
This is yet another classy release from the Rawlings/Welch partnership which also includes collaborations from Willie Watson and members of Dawes and Old Crow Medicine Show
David Rawlings – Poor David’s Almanack CD
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David Rawlings – Poor David’s Almanack LP
Deluxe 180 gram vinyl with download code. Click & Collect; buy now and collect in-store at your convenience.