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LISTEN: Gillian Welch, “Happy Mother’s Day”

May 8, 2020

LISTEN: Gillian Welch,

Artist: Gillian Welch
Song: “Happy Mother’s Day”
Release Date: May 8, 2020
Label: Acony Records

Editor’s Note: “Happy Mother’s Day” comes from a newly rediscovered cache of demos and home recordings from the early 2000s.

In Their Words: “We can’t always be with the ones we love, but that can’t stop us from saying ‘I love you.’ I wrote this song one May when I was far away and couldn’t be with my mom on Mother’s Day. Then I called and sang it into her answering machine when I knew everybody’d be sitting down to eat. Here is the original home demo for the song, recorded on a portable reel to reel.” — Gillian Welch


Photo credit: David Rawlings

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