Gillian Welch Shares New Song ‘Happy Mother’s Day’

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Gillian Welch shared a song entitled “Happy Mother’s Day” just in time for the holiday. The track, out on Gillian’s and partner David Rawlings’ Acony Records, comes from a newfound trove of demos and home recordings from the early 2000s.

“We can’t always be with the ones we love, but that can’t stop us from saying ‘I love you,’” Welch said in a statement. “I wrote this song one May when I was far away and couldn’t be with my mom on Mother’s Day. Then I called and sang it into her answering machine when I knew everybody’d be sitting down to eat. Here is the original home demo for the song, recorded on a portable reel to reel.”

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Listen to Gillian Welch’s “Happy Mother’s Day” below:

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