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Gillian Welch and David Rawlings: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Adam Sweeting, Guardian, The, 2 August 2004

"WE LOVE PLAYING HERE," Gillian Welch told us more than once, and since she and her musical soulmate David Rawlings were on for more than two hours, this was more than mere showbiz flattery. Armed only with two guitars, two voices and a big bag of songs that sound as old as the Appalachian mountains, Welch and Rawlings manage to ignite their remarkable chemistry every time they walk out in front of an audience.

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