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Gillian Welch/David Rawlings

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 06:45 AM

I was blessed enough to get to see Gillian Welch and David Rawlings play the Handlebar in Greenville, SC in the mid-late 90s. There had been a serious thunderstorm and the power was out. They came out and played the first half of their show purely acoustic, with the audience still and silent. You really could have heard a pin drop. Welch and Rawlings were unbelievably focused, the playing and singing was maybe the most present and directed I have ever heard, and it remains one of my most treasured musical memories. When the power came back on they called an intermission, then played the rest of their show conventionally using a P.A. It was still a wonderful performance that was no doubt easier for them, but less intense.
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