May 11

Gillian Welch: “Look at Miss Ohio”


Apparently there’s a two-headed turtle-donkey running around in Gillian Welch’s soul, among other things.

I love Gillian Welch’s voice — she has such a soulful, “real” tone that her songs can’t help but strike deeper than most singers. Combine that with great lyrics and great guitar playing, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. I’ll be seeing her at the Moore Theater in Seattle this July. Not sure if she’ll be with her usual music partner, producer and guitarist David Rawlings, but either way it should be a great show!

“Look at Miss Ohio” comes from Gillian’s 2003 album, Soul Journey (maybe not the best title for an album, but who cares). The song evokes great imagery from the moment she starts singing…makes me want to go cruising around down South on a hot summer day in an old convertible.


  1. Zwo says:

    I think this would be a great song for a junior high show choir.

    1. Dave Gershman says:

      Hmmm. Not sure what type of junior high school you went to, Judy… ?

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