Gillian Welch, David Rawlings on Nearly Losing Their Life’s Work 

The protectors of the American folk song weathered a destructive tornado and emerged dedicated to releasing their back catalog

By JONATHAN BERNSTEIN

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Source: Gillian Welch, David Rawlings on Nearly Losing Their Life’s Work – Rolling Stone

The Harrow & The Harvest

June 28, 2011 ~ Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are back after a long, long, eight years with The Harrow & The Harvest.

The album takes its name from the frustrations incurred by both Gillian and David over the prior 8 years trying to write and record something — anything — that would meet with their approval.

“The sad truth is we never liked anything enough to put it out, which is not a pleasant place to be. Over the course of that time that we were quiet we probably had enough songs to put out two or three records. Actually we made a few tentative steps at trying to record, but inevitably the heart would go out of it when we realized that we simply didn’t like the material enough to go on with it.”

Gillian Welch from an interview with The Australian

It was worth the wait. The album is nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 2012 Grammys.

Confirmed: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to perform “Shallow” at Oscars

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will take the stage at this month’s Academy Awards to perform “Shallow”, their duet from A Star is Born . “Shallow” is one of five nominees in the Best Original Song category. Other contenders include Kendrick Lamar and SZA for “All the Stars” ( Black Panther ); David Rawlings and Gillian Welch for “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” ( The Ballad of Buster Scruggs ); Diane Warren for “I’ll Fight” ( RBG ); and Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman for “The Place Where Lost Things Go” ( Mary Poppins Returns ). Along with Gaga and Cooper, the telecast promises Jennifer Hudson, who will sing “I’ll Fight”, and Rawlings and Welch, who will perform “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings”.

Source: Confirmed: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to perform “Shallow” at Oscars