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Gillian Welch finds new audience with old-time Americana music

Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, The, 31 October 2004

FOR SOMEONE WHOSE stark songs sound like they have come from the impoverished rural underbelly of Depression-era America, Gillian Welch seems as lively as a June-bug. She laughs readily and doesn't come across as a woman who sings death ballads and has the signature song 'Orphan Girl'.

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