Welch slates new CD

Thursday, May 26, 2011 – The new album from Gillian Welch, "The Harrow & The Harvest," drops June 28 on her Acony label.

The disc features 10 new songs recorded at her own Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville and was produced by David Rawlings.

On May 30, Welch and long-time partner Rawlings will embark on a North American tour supporting the CD that will continue through the summer and into the fall. The acclaimed duet will visit over 70 cities in their most extensive tour in over a decade.

"The Harrow & The Harvest "will be first previewed at 40 independent record stores coast to coast in the week prior to release.

Songs on the CD are:

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

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