Unearthed from a cache of home demos and reel-to-reel recordings, Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs is the second release of archival music from the vault of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. This remarkable 48 song collection, spread over three volumes, was recorded between the making of Time (The Revelator) and Soul Journey. It is an intimate glimpse at the artist’s sketchbook, containing some lifelong themes as well as some flights of fancy.
Volume 1 of Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs will be released digitally on 31st July 2020. Volumes 2 & 3 will follow in the coming months.
You can listen to two songs from the collection today, Strange Isabella and Mighty Good Book. here.
About Gillian Welch:
Gillian Welch was born in 1967, in Manhattan, however she grew up in Los Angeles. Her parents were comedy writers for a television program called The Carol Burnett Show. As a child Gillian was already influenced by artists such as The Stanley Brothers, The Delmore Brothers and of course The Carter Family.
Gillian’s adopted family moved her to Los Angeles at the age of four. By the age of seven, she had learned to play the guitar and initially studied at the University of California, Santa Cruz. By the early 1990’s Gillian Welsh moved back to the East Coast and was attending Berklee College of Music where she met Dave Rawlings. She was studying songwriting, while Dave studied guitar.
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings:
Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1992. It has been there in Nashville where much of their songwriting has been recorded and produced. The duo’s unique sound, songwriting and performances have made them popular within the country, folk and bluegrass circles. Since the release of their debut album Revival in 1996, they have been an inspiration to generations of country and folk singers for more than 20 years. The duo’s songs have been recorded by Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and Solomon Burke.
Strange Isabella and Mighty Good Book Video: