Welch, Rascal Flatts, McAnally drop new music
Friday, July 31, 2020
– Gillian Welch releases "Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol." 1 via Acony Records, the independent record label she and partner David Rawlings founded in 2001. This is the first installment of a three-part collection, which contains songs unearthed from a cache of home demos and reel-to-reel recordings. This 48-song collection, produced by Rawlings, was recorded between the making of "Time (The Revelator)" and "Soul Journey."
Rascal Flatts, which had been on a farewell tour until COVID-19 struck, is out with a seven-song EP, "How They Remember You." The release contains six unreleased tracks as well and a recently-released rendition of Kenny Rogers' "Through The Years."
Mac McAnally is out with a new solo disc, "Once in a Lifetime Out." The Muscle Shoals, Ala. native is in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, a 10-time CMA Musician of the Year and a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band. McAnally wrote the title track with singer Drake White.
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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. ...
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 ...
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 ...