Review by Kirsten Ferguson
Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
“I heard someone trying to describe what we do. They said we’re acoustic downer rock,” joked singer-songwriter Gillian Welch during her recent performance at the Egg, where she was accompanied by her longtime musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings.
Rawlings had just introduced “The Way It Will Be” by calling the song “kind of a bummer.” The stunning tune (sometimes known by fans as “Throw Me a Rope”) has been in the duo’s set for years, but didn’t make it onto an album until last year’s “The Harrow & the Harvest,” their first album since 2003’s “Soul Journey.”
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