“Red Clay Halo,” by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

Here’s a lovely riff on the notion that, come eternity, all creation—including the red earth formed during those geologic eras where there was dry land but no plants, causing the whole surface to oxidize to a rusty, Martian hue—will be redeemed. And that our own songs about dirt might find their place in heaven.


Red Clay Halo,” by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, from the abum Time (The Revelator), preformed here in a BBC broadcast from St. Luke’s in London, 2 August 2004

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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