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Gillian Welch


Newmark Theatre Downtown
Mon., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 10, 8 p.m. 2017 All Ages


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The first time I saw Gillian Welch perform, it was a hot summer night at the historic Capitol Theatre in Olympia. Gillian's aching, ghostly yarns and David Rawlings’ crystalline mandolin expressions filled the auditorium like a cloud of fireflies freshly released from a jar. Sweat-drenched admirers were so riveted by these delicate vibrations that they didn't even acknowledge the gentle whirl of the ceiling fans above. Truly one of the most magical concert experiences I've ever witnessed. Special performers can hit a timbre that strikes the emotional heartstrings like golden harp, and Welch's nostalgic yearnings live pleasantly within this zone. You should take any opportunity to experience her live—her music is authentic enough to transport the most ardent roots purist to a Laura Ingalls Wilder fantasy world. CHRIS SUTTON

Newmark Theatre

1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

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  • Mon., Oct. 9, 8 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 10, 8 p.m. 2017