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Published: 2011/06/15

Gillian Welch Will Bring The Harrow & The Harvest Everywhere

Gillian Welch and her longtime partner David Rawlings have confirmed a 31-date outing. The tour will begin in Santa Cruz, CA on July 6 and come to a close in Charleston, SC on August 28. In addition to multiple headlining shows, the duo will perform at gatherings like Vancouver Folk Festival, Newport Folk Festival, High Sierra Music Festival and ACL. Welch and Rawlings will add a second leg to their tour this fall.

Welch is touring behind her latest record, The Harrow & The Harvest, which is scheduled for release on June 28. Discussing the new album, Colin Maloy of the Decemberists notes that it, “is a new Southern sound with the sort of songs you wouldn’t be surprised to hear issuing from some verdant, wooded hollow in Appalachia; Songs you’d expect to hear hollered from an Asheville grange hall, all too late in the evening. Songs with the wry humor of the back porch. Listen to this record with the lights low. Listen to it on an old radio, cradled next to your ear.”

Gillian Welch’s upcoming shows

June 30 Quincy, CA—High Sierra Music Festival

July 6 Santa Cruz—Cocoanut Grove Ballroom

July 7 San Francisco, CA—Warfield Theatre

July 9 Grants Pass, OR—Rogue Theatre

July 10 Eugene, OR—McDonald Theatre

July 12 Portland, OR—Roseland Theater

July 13 Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre

July 15 Vancouver, BC—Vancouver Folk Festival

July 16 Olympia, WA—Capitol Theatre

July 17 Missoula, MT—Wilma Theater

July 20 St. Paul, MN—Fitzgerald Theater

July 21 Madison, WI—Capitol Theatre

July 22 Chicago, IL—VIC Theatre

July 23 Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Music Theatre

July 25 Toronto, ON—Phoenix Concert Hall

July 30 Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival

August 2 Bethesda, MD—Music Center at Strathmore

August 3 Raleigh, NC—North Carolina Museum of Art

August 4 Winston-Salem, NC—Ziggy’s

August 5 Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel

August 6 Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse

August 11 New Orleans, LA—Tipitinas Uptown

August 12 Birmingham, AL—Workplay Soundstage

August 13 Huntsville, AL—Von Braun center Concert Hall

August 14 Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre

August 17 Roanoke, VA—Jefferson Cent/Shaftman Performance Hall

August 18 Charlottesville, VA—Paramount Theatre

August 19 Richmond, VA—Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

August 20 Charlotte, NC—Knight Theater at Levine Cent. For the Arts

August 21 Greenville, SC—Peace Center Concert Hall

August 23 Bristol, VA—Paramount Center for the Arts

August 24 Knoxville, TN—Tennesee Theater

August 27 Wilmington, NC—Winoca Festival – Battleship Park

August 28 Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall

September 17 Austin, TX—ACL Festival

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