It’s been eight years since Gillian Welch’s last solo album came out, but the wait for a follow-up to 2003’s Soul Journey will soon be over: NPR reports that Welch’s fifth LP, The Harrow and the Harvest, will arrive on June 28 via her own label, Acony Records.
Though she hasn’t released much music under her own name in nearly a decade, Welch has been steadily touring and collaborating with a number of artists in the meantime, more recently recording in the studio and performing on Conan with the Decemberists for the first single off their latest album, The King is Dead. Welch and longtime musical partner/producer David Rawlings have also been touring in support of both his debut LP and Conor Oberst’s 2010 Concert for Equality rally.
Details are scarce at the moment, but in the meantime, you can catch her on tour with Buffalo Springfield or enjoy Rawlings and Welch performing a great live take on Soul Journey single “Loot at Miss Ohio” below:
Update: Check out one of the album’s cuts, “Hard Times,” performed live last year: