Written by Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch, “Bells of Harlem” is a song I’ve been listening to a lot lately. The album “Friend of a Friend” has become one of my favorites over the last few months. I love the vibe of this song in the original recording and I think I am bringing something slightly different to it in this version. I’m not sure exactly what this song meant to Dave and Gillian when it was written but it seems poignant right now. With all of the confusion, corruption, horrible news and heartache, this song seems hopeful despite it all.
The artwork is a painting by a friend of mine, David R. Warren (www.davidrwarren.com) called “High on Low.” He was gracious enough to let me use his image for this track.
Hope you enjoy.