"The Weight" Performed by Gillian Welch & Old Crow Medicine Show
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) introduced me to two songstresses; I fell for Alison Krauss immediately, but it's taken me far longer to get acquainted with Gillian Welch, who is much more my type. And to think it took a CounterPunch article — Playing in the Church of the Rev. Gary Davis — introducing me to John Fahey and his American Primitivism. Of course, the original ain't that bad, either — The Band, The Weight. She also covers Radiohead — Gillian Welch - Black Star.