I just got this track from a guy named Marty on an email listserv I've been involved with for several years now. This group maintains a pretty scorching hatred for alt.country disaster area Ryan Adams. While it seems like Ryan has always had an embarassingly loud mouth, his solo career and the little critical attention he received a couple of years back for his "New York" single/GOLD album haven't helped things.
He's kind of like Conor Oberst if Oberst had the audacity to believe all the things he reads about himself in the press. Like Oberst, he's prolific to the point that it's a fault. Every once in a while, he hits one out of the park. Ryan Adams' cover of Gillian Welch's "Time (The Revelator)" is one of those home runs. As far as I can tell, this was a demo from his sessions for his debut solo album, HEARTBREAKER. Welch even guests on backing vocals here, and I assume that's Welch partner David Rawlins on guitar.
RYAN ADAMS and GILLIAN WELCH: "Time (The Revelator"