Gillian Welch Takes Her Time on “Revelator”

It took me a few years to get into Gillian Welch. But as she sings, “Time’s the revelator.” When I caught her set at Farm Aid in 2002, I was mesmerized. In a live setting, her music truly resonated with me because the melodies are beautiful and her confiding voice harkens back to a less complicated era. Since that show, I’ve been a big fan, and I’d consider the album Time (The Revelator) to be her most appealing work. Here’s a black-and-white video of the title track.