GILLIAN WELCH/DAVID RAWLINGS
SANTA BARBARA, CA
01 OCTOBER, 2015they held court at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, then later in the month, appeared at the Santa Barbara Bowl as support for Buffalo Springfield.
As a warmup for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, they could have hardly found a more perfect venue than the Lobero Theatre, down the coast in Santa Barbara. The night served as an encapsulation of their catalogue before a hushed, but appreciative audience, Rawlings' spotlight turn during "Revelator" being a fine example. Saving the very best for last, the duo stepped to the edge of the stage and delivered a stunning take on "Long Black Veil", sans amplification.