Here Comes The Dave Rawlings Machine

Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch fire up the Dave Rawlings Machine with a new album arriving this week followed by a tour launching in mid-October.  Stops include Santa Barbara, Seattle, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Houston.

The upcoming road trip is loaded with dates stretching all the way into the first few weeks of 2016.  All that traveling is in support of Nashville Obsolete, arriving Sept. 18. 

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Recorded on analog tape at Nashville’s Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville Obsolete features seven original compositions by Rawlings and his longtime music partner Welch.  The album boasts Paul Kowert of the Punch Brothers on bass and Willie Watson on vocals/guitars along with guest appearances by Brittany Haas on fiddle and Jordan Tice on mandolin.

You can pre-order the album via iTunes, Amazon and at the Dave Rawlings Machine’s official store.

This is a big week for Rawlings and Welch.   In addition to the album dropping on Friday, the pair will be honored for their career accomplishments when they are presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association during a ceremony held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium Sept. 16.  The event will stream live on NPR, WSM Radio and Sirius XM and will be taped to broadcast on PBS later in the year.

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Georgia Theatre, Athens, Ga.

Here’s the tour:

Oct. 18 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Lobero Theatre
Oct. 19 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre
Oct. 20 – Paradise, Calif., Paradise Performing Arts Center
Oct. 21 – Eugene, Ore., McDonald Theatre
Oct. 22 – Portland, Ore., McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 24 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune
Oct. 25 – Missoula, Mont., Wilma Theatre
Oct. 26 – Billings, Mont., Babcock Theater
Oct. 29 – Saint Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald Theater
Oct. 30 – Madison, Wis., Capitol Theater
Oct. 31 – Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre
Nov. 1 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov. 2 – Cleveland, Ohio, Music Box Supper Club 
Nov. 4 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Byham Theater
Nov. 5 – Buffalo, N.Y., Asbury Hall At Babeville
Nov. 6 – Ithaca, N.Y., State Theatre
Nov. 7 – Albany, N.Y., Hart Theatre @ The Egg
Nov. 9 – Northampton, Mass., Calvin Theater
Nov. 11 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
Nov. 12 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground – Ballroom
Nov. 13 – Portland, Maine, State Theatre
Nov. 14 – Providence, R.I., Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Nov. 16 – Boston, Mass., The Wilbur
Nov. 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Union Transfer
Nov. 19 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
Nov. 20 – Charlottesville, Va., Jefferson Theater
Nov. 21 – Richmond, Va., The National
Nov. 22 – Durham, N.C., Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov. 24 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
Nov. 25 – Knoxville, Tenn., Tennessee Theatre
Dec. 26 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Tivoli Theatre
Dec. 27 – Atlanta, Ga., Variety Playhouse
Dec. 28 – Birmingham, Ala., Iron City
Dec. 29 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Jan. 5 – Memphis, Tenn., Minglewood Hall
Jan. 7 – Houston, Texas, Cullen Performance Hall
Jan. 8 – Dallas, Texas, Majestic Theatre
Jan. 9 – Austin, Texas, Paramount Theatre
Jan. 11 – Albuquerque, N.M., National Hispanic Cultural Center
Jan. 12 – Flagstaff, Ariz., The Orpheum Theater
Jan. 13 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
Jan. 14 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Scottsdale Ctr. For The Perf. Arts
Jan. 16 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Theatre At Ace Hotel

Presales for several shows begin this week with general onsales starting Sept. 18.  Click here for more information.