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Gillian Welch and David Rawlings on Nashville

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings Personal Take on Nashville

For our Sense of Place: Nashville edition we immediately knew we wanted to talk with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings to get their take on the changes in the city over the last couple of decades. The duo moved to Nashville in 1993 and have worked there ever since recording at historic studios like RCA Studio B before buying their own place the legendary Woodland Studios. Their acoustic sound draws inspiration from country’s brother bands like the Delmore Brothers and The Louvins. They have made iconic records from their first Revival on to Gillian’s latest The Harrow and The Harvest. Here is our extended conversation. They touch on their experiences there over the last 20 years, how the city has changed, and what they find unique about the town.