With tracks like "Southern Comfort Zone" and "Accidental Racist," the superstar's new album performs a balancing act of cultural examinations. But there are still enough twangy guitar solos and all-purpose love songs to engage country-music tradition.
For World Cafe's Sense of Place: Nashville edition, we immediately knew we wanted to talk with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, who have lived in the city since 1993 and own the historic Woodland Studios. Listen to an extended conversation with the duo about their adopted hometown and how its changed over the past 20 years.
The musician, songwriter, composer and producer has made a name for himself by playing with the likes of Amanda Palmer. For his latest album, however, he found himself departing from a rock sound as he began writing his own orchestral arrangements.
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