Gillian Welch – Soul Journey (album) – 10th Anniversary – Released 3rd June 2003


3rd June 2013 is the tenth anniversary of the release of the album Soul Journey from Gillian Welch.

Gillian Welch, an American singer-songwriter, performs with guitarist David Rawlings – he also has donned the producers hat working on albums from artists such as Welch to Old Crow Medicine Show.

Welch and Rawlings have released a number of critically acclaimed albums, with their musical style combining aspects of Americana, Bluegrass and Appalachian music – their songs telling tales with at times bare-bones acoustic instrumentation, including:

* Revival – debut – 1996

* Hell Among the Yearlings – 1998

* Time (The Revelator) – 2001 – received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

* Soul Journey – 2003 – saw the introduction of a more upbeat sound to their body of work with electric guitar & drums.

* The Harrow & The Harvest – 2011

Gillian Welch’s career in 2002 received a boost in profile via her contribution to the film soundtrack Oh Brother Where Art Thou?; alongside other American country music artists such as Emmylou Harris and Alison Krauss.

Welch and Rawlings came to be known as leaders of Nashville’s alternative country community, due to the responses garnered from critics and fans, for their albums Time (The Revelator) from 2001 & Soul Journey.

Growing up, Welch was introduced to the music of folk singers such as the Carter Family, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie which resonates throughout Soul Journey; which could be described as Dylanesque, as the album contains less camouflage between herself and the songs, with Welch’s lyrics encompassing themes of identity and family.

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – Look At Miss Ohio (live) –

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor (live) –


Acoustic Guitar – Mark Ambrose

Bass Guitar – Jim Boquist

Fiddle – Ketcham Secor

Performer [All Else] – David Rawlings, Gillian Welch

Resonator Guitar [Dobro] – Greg Leisz

Producer – David Rawlings

Engineer – Matt Andrews

Engineer [Assistant] – Danny Poland, Jason Fenstermaker

Recorded at Woodland Sound Studios, RCA Studio B and at home.

Design – Frank Olinsky

Illustration – Steve Peloquin

Photography By – Arianna Mercer


1. Look At Miss Ohio 4:16
2. Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor 2:45
3. Wayside / Back In Time 3:28
4. I Had A Real Good Mother And Father 3:14
5. One Monkey 5:36
6. No One Knows My Name 3:16
7. Lowlands 3:19
8. One Little Song 3:12
9. I Made A Lovers Prayer 5:03
10. Wrecking Ball 4:56

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