Thanks for the heads up; I am really enjoying the new Gillian Welch album "The Harrow and the Harvest".
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Slaw means "Flirted With You All my Life" on Cowboy Junkies' Vic Chesnutt tribute "Demons." It is indeed a potent song; "I'm a big CJ fan, but Vic's version is better (RIP). Get his "West of Rome" which is a sort of miracle.
I agree with Bill that Gillian's recent "Harrow and Harvest" is not her best, though "The Way it Goes" can hang with her best cuts. ("Blessed" is actually Lucinda Williams' latest; have not heard it, since she mostly lost me after the excellent "Essence.") FWIW, my ranking of Gillian albums:
Hell Among the Yearlings
Harrow and Harvest (tie)
No shame to places 4 and 5, really, since 2-3 are excellent, and 1 is a masterpiece.
Now, should I go see Gillian tonite in StL? :) When I saw her, show was pretty sleepy.
Well, I went out to YouTube to check out the Rosebuds. I love finding new music. I also like Gillian Welch, some Cowboy Junkies, love Lucinda and Steve Earle (all names that came up in this thread).
Unfortunately I did not like what I heard from The Rosebuds. Here's what I got out of the 3-4 cuts I tried, "Hey look how clever I can be with my lyrics". "See how smart/artsy I can be?"
Nope, didn't like it, not one bit. Reminds me of my feelings toward Patricia Barber and Lambchop. Yes, there is talent there and a few outstanding songs. But generally, way to pretentious for my taste.
Maybe I just don't get it? Regardless, there will be no Rosebuds in my rotation in the foreseeable future.