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The real Beverly hillbilly

If biographies matter to you, then Gillian Welch is a fraud. Welch sings harrowing songs in the old-time way: minor-key murder ballads, banjo-laden laments and stone-faced sagas of despair that appear to have been preserved in the amber of Appalachia. The backwoods chanteuse, though, hails from Hollywood. Her parents wrote music for The Carol Burnett […]