Gillian Welch (Photo by Paxton X)
Gillian Welch’s folksy recorded output has slowed considerably in the 21st century. Though she hasn’t issued a new album under her own name since 2011’s “The Harrow & The Harvest,” the songwriter has kept up a relentless touring regimen in addition to contributing to the Dave Rawlings Machine, her musical partner’s project.
Writing and performing in any setting, Welch has formulated a formidable catalog. Longing and a slurry of sentiment still gush from her latest full-length, but well-worn work like “One More Dollar,” from her 1996 debut, possesses an emotive power that’s particularly pertinent to a time in American culture when class distinctions are being scrutinized.
She’ll be at Maymont on Aug. 21. 6 p.m. $25 to $50.
358-7166 or musicatmaymont.com.