Acony Records is proud to announce that Gillian Welch’s album The Harrow & The Harvest has garnered two GRAMMY nominations: Best Folk Album and Best Engineered Album, Non Classical (Matt Andrews, Engineer and Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer). The Harrow & The Harvest is her fastest selling record to date, selling over 100,000 units in half the amount of time as her previous bestseller, the GRAMMY nominated Time (The Revelator). Welch will play the legendary Grand Ole Opry on December 2nd, following a sold-out show at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville tonight.
The Harrow & The Harvest has been met with wide critical acclaim, already receiving nods in Paste, American Songwriter, Uncut, Mojo, and Q in their Best of 2011 lists. Rolling Stone hailed, “Welch sounds as haunting and beautiful as ever,” while The Los Angeles Times admired the record’s “lilting voices, vivid lyrical twists and crisp acoustic flourishes.” The Associated Press was enthralled by the album’s “10 songs that suspend time and reduce the entire world to a bare, slat-floored room,” and American Songwriter praised the new songs as “defiantly spare and spectral, featuring the dueling guitars and voices of Welch and longtime partner Dave Rawlings. Their playing sounds tighter and more intuitive than ever.”
Welch’s six month long North American tour wraps up in Boston, with two shows at The Wilbur Theatre on December 12th and 13th and A Prairie Home Companion at Town Hall in New York City on December 17th.