The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77096   Message #1372624
Posted By: akenaton
05-Jan-05 - 08:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Morphine (G Welch, D Rawlings)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gillian Welch 'my morphine'
Im most surprised that the duo are not more popular in the States.

They have a really authentic sound, old time ---Carter family, but nobody here seems to rate them.
I first saw them on a one hour BBCtv special, in was one of these moments when you discover something wonderful, I was glued to the show from beginning to end.

Gillians voice is fine, but to me David Rawlings harmonies and guitar are the icing.

Watching Rawlings perform , you get the impression his guitar is part of his body, complete with sinews and nerves,and their commitment to the music is obvious. Its full of joy and pain.

Ill try to get a listen to the two songs you mention and give you my thoughts on them. Good to talk to you   Ake