Gillian Welch Releases 'The Harrow & The Harvest' June 28; Announces N. American Tour Dates

New music from Gillian Welch is always a reason for excitement!
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Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The HarvestWe can hardly contain ourselves this morning at BlindedBySound because one of our favorites, Gillian Welch, has a new record coming out and she's announced the first leg of her North American tour. Not only that, but someone forgot to tell her that Huntsville is a vast wasteland and she has booked a show here!

Pre-orders for The Harrow & The Harvest can be placed at Welch's web site and as is the trend, the album is being offered in three configurations. Unfortunately, none of them include vinyl… yet. Welch's site assures us vinyl editions of this and her other albums are on the way in the future. Yes, I immediately preordered my copy. No, I did not wet myself while doing so, despite a nasty, vicious internet rumor to the contrary. The three packages are as follows:

CD - $12.99

  • CD Jewelcase, which includes a handmade and collectible letterpressed insert, delivered on release day
  • includes a digital copy of The Harrow & The Harvest in the format of your choice, delivered to your inbox on June 28th
  • Deluxe Bundle - $39.99

  • CD, Digital Download
  • exclusive H&H T-shirt and Hatch Show Print Poster
  • Super Deluxe Bundle - only 50 available - $69.99

  • Digital Download of The Harrow & The Harvest
  • CD jewelcase with letterpressed insert
  • Signed Hatch Show Print poster
  • "I'm a Gillian Welch fan" fan
  • H&H T-shirt
  • 9" x 17.25" H&H "Birds" poster
  • a pair of H&H Pencils
  • The Harrow & The Harvest was recorded earlier this year in Nashville by Welch's longtime companion and musical associate David Rawlings. Here's the tracklisting:

    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

    Now about those tour dates… Yes, Huntsville is on the list. So are a lot of other places. You would do well to check her out if she's in your area.

  • Thursday, 06/30 - 07/03 | Quincy, CA | High Sierra Music Festival
  • Wednesday, 07/06 | Santa Cruz, CA | Cocoanut Grove Ballroom
  • Thursday, 07/07 | San Francisco, CA | Warfield Theatre
  • Saturday, 07/09 | Grants Pass, OR | Rogue Theatre
  • Sunday, 07/10 | Eugene, OR | McDonald Theatre
  • Tuesday, 07/12 | Portland, OR | Roseland Theatre
  • Wednesday, 07/13 | Seattle, WA | Moore Theatre
  • Friday, 07/15 - 07/17 | Vancouver, BC | Vancouver Folk Festival
  • Saturday, 07/16 | Olympia, WA | Capitol Theatre
  • Sunday, 07/17 | Missoula, MT | Wilma Theater
  • Wednesday, 07/20 | St. Paul, MN | Fitzgerald Theater
  • Thursday, 07/21 | Madison, WI | Capitol Theatre
  • Friday, 07/22 | Chicago, IL | VIC Theatre
  • Saturday, 07/23 | Royal Oaks, MI | Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Monday, 07/25 | Toronto, ON | Phoenix Concert Hall
  • Saturday, 07/30 | Newport, RI | Newport Folk Festival
  • Tuesday, 08/02 | Bethesda, MD | Music Center at Strathmore
  • Wednesday, 08/03 | Raleigh, NC | North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Thursday, 08/04 | Winston-Salem, NC | Ziggy’s
  • Friday, 08/05 | Asheville, NC | The Orange Peel
  • Saturday, 08/06 | Atlanta, GA | Variety Playhouse
  • Thursday, 08/11 | New Orleans, LA | Tipitinas Uptown
  • Friday, 08/12 | Birmingham, AL | Workplay Soundstage
  • Saturday, 08/13 | Huntsville, AL | Von Braun Center Concert Hall
  • Sunday, 08/14 | Athens, GA | Georgia Theatre
  • Wednesday, 08/17 | Roanoke, VA | Jefferson Center – Shaftman Performance Hall
  • Thursday, 08/18 | Charlottesville, VA | Paramount Theatre
  • Friday, 08/19 | Richmond, VA | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
  • Saturday, 08/20 | Charlotte, NC | Knight Theatre at Levine Center for the Arts
  • Sunday, 08/21 | Greensville, SC | Peace Center Concert Hall
  • Tuesday, 08/23 | Bristol, TN | Paramount Center for the Arts
  • Wednesday, 08/24 | Knoxville, TN | Tennessee Theatre
  • Saturday, 08/27 | Wilmington, NC | Winoca Festival – Battleship Park
  • Sunday, 08/28 | Charleston, SC | Charleston Music Hall
  • Friday, 09/16 - 09/18 | Austin, TX | Austin City Limits Music Festival