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Gillian Welch performs at UB

by jmaloni
Tue, May 29th 2012 04:00 pm

The Center for the Arts - University at Buffalo presents "An evening with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. Tickets are $34.

Welch, performing with long-time collaborator Rawlings, is the epitome of folk-country simplicity. She exudes pure harmony, with a sound that seems coaxed from the dusty floorboards of a clapboard recording studio high in the Tennessee mountains.

Welch and Rawlings met at Berklee College of Music and they later moved to Nashville. Since then they have influenced and inspired new generations of country and folk singers, songwriters and players. They have earned the admiration of many of the most lauded and loved voices in Americana music and have had their songs recorded by Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez and more.

The two released "The Harrow & The Harvest" in 2011 to universal critical acclaim. Welch has also collaborated and recorded with musicians including Alison Krauss, Ryan Adams, The Decemberists, Mark Knopfler and Ani DiFranco. She was an associate producer and performed on two songs on the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, a platinum album that won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002.

For more information, visit www.gillianwelch.com.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at the Center for the Arts Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

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