Gillian Welch and David Rawlings made the cover of Acoustic Guitar magazine. The feature on the duo features several choice quotes, including this one: “Dave and I felt like such freaks making our first record,” Welch recalled in a phone conversation from Vancouver this past summer, early in the North American tour to support the release of The Harrow and the Harvest. “I could not have felt more like a Martian back then. In the studio next to us is Céline Dion, and she’s cutting the vocal for the song for Titanic. That’s what was around us in the music world. But I’m really happy now. I feel like we have so many more comrades out here in the acoustic wilderness, and I’m so flattered and honored that a bunch of these people point to us and say that we’ve been inspirational to them. It’s a little weird to feel like veterans in the scene. I’m not really used to that, but I’ll take it. I feel like we’ve staked out some really good ground where now there are a lot of people. It’s kind of a party.”
Craig Morgan has been nominated in eight categories for the Outdoor Channel’s Golden Moose Awards.
The Roys have signed a deal to tape a weekly musical variety show called Roots and Music with the Roys.
Stephen M. Deusner wrote a feature for Paste on Southern gothic rock band 13ghosts. Check it out and listen to the band here.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.