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About the video

Gillian Welch, joined by the Old Crow Medicine Show and David Rawlings for an
encore at St Lukes in London. This was broadcast on BBC4

About the artist

Gillian was born in New York City in 1967, and was adopted the same day. When
she was four years old, her family moved to Los Angeles, where she would grow
By the time she was seven years old, Gillian had developed an affinity for
playing the guitar.

She attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she discovered
bluegrass music. Later, she moved to Boston and enrolled at the Berklee
College of Music. There she met David Rawlings, who she soon began dating.
Rawlings later became her musical partner.

The duo moved to Nashville in 1992, where they decided to try to build a musical
career. Four years later, Welch released her first recording, Revival, which won
a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Since then, she has
received several other Grammy nominations, as well as IBMA awards.

She has released three other records since Revival, and has contributed work to
several compilations and soundtracks, including the soundtrack for the Coen
Brothers Movie Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?