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I fell in love with Gillian Welch when I first heard Paper Wings on a compilation album. That drove me to immediately buy her first - and in my opinion, still best - album, "Revival," which I recommend you pick up first if, after listening to this video of
- She collects handmade shoeshine kits.
- In high school, Welch made the all-state team for the mile and was invited to run in the national trials.
- She was accepted to Princeton, but went to U.C. Santa Cruz instead.
- She played in a Goth band called, "Penny Dreadful," as well as in a campy `70s retro band under the stage name, Oprah Van Sofa.