Welch drops song in time for Mother's Day
HomeNewsInterviewsCD ReleasesCD ReviewsConcertsArtistsArchive

Welch drops song in time for Mother's Day

Friday, May 8, 2020 – Gillian Welch is out today with a new song - sort of - in time for Mother's Day.

The singer put out "Happy Mother's Day," a song she recorded for her mother years ago.

The song was put out through Acony Records, the independent record label she and partner David Rawlings founded in 2001 and comes from a newly rediscovered cache of demos and home recordings from the early 2000s.

"We can't always be with the ones we love, but that can't stop us from saying 'I love you,'" Welch said. "I wrote this song one May when I was far away and couldn't be with my mom on Mother's Day. Then, I called and sang it into her answering machine when I knew everybody'd be sitting down to eat. Here is the original home demo for the song, recorded on a portable reel to reel."

The acoustic song clocks in at 1:53 minutes. Welch begins the song: "Happy mother's day from your daughter so far away...I am thinking of you now and I try to tell you how much I love you and how much I miss you."

Welch has not released an album since "Boots No 1: The Official Revival Bootleg" in 2016.

More news for Gillian Welch

CD reviews for Gillian Welch

The 16 tracks contained on Gillian Welch's "Boots No. 1: The Lost Songs, Vol. 1," were recorded between the albums "Time (The Revelator)," and "Soul Journey," which puts them between the years 2001 and 2003. This, then, is after Welch, along with her musical partner (guitarist and producer) David Rawlings, had put out her striking, late '90s albums, "Revival" and "Hell Among the Yearlings," which were followed by 2001's "Soul Journey. ...
CD review - Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg Gillian Welch's album "Revival" was a revelation. The fact that T Bone Burnett - the ultimate roots rock curator - produced it, gave good reason to give it immediate attention, and insightful songs like "Barroom Girls" and "By the Mark" cemented the news that Welch was truly something special. With "Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg," Welch has expanded the original 10-track album into a 21-song opus. And while this extensive collection of ...
CD review - The Harrow & the Harvest Eight years ago, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings released the exploratory and occasionally misunderstood "Soul Journey," where Welch took a more directly personal stance in her writing as the duo injected a shade more vitality (and electricity) into their old time musical presentation. Maybe the album's mixed reviews had a negative impact on Welch, or maybe her creative well was lowered by a quartet of excellent albums over a seven-year period. In any event, Welch was beset by a ...

©Country Standard Time • Jeffrey B. Remz, editor & publisher • countrystandardtime@gmail.com
AboutCopyrightNewsletterOur sister publication Standard Time
Subscribe to Country Music News Country News   Subscribe to Country Music CD Reviews CD Reviews   Follow us on  Twitter    Instagram    Facebook