June 24th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, KCRW’s World Festival Series with Father John Misty. Tickets for this one-time event go on sale Wednesday, February 28.
Tickets go on sale TODAY for our April duet tour in the south! Pre-sales went fast, don’t snooze.
MON APR 9
The Peace Center
WED APR 11
THU APR 12
Brooklyn Arts Center
FRI APR 13
Charleston Music Hall
MON APR 16
See all upcoming tour dates on The Tour Page, including our first show at Red Rocks, plus some summer festivals.
Gillian has just announced five new tour dates this coming April in the Southeast, heading back to the Georgia Theater in Athens, the Charleston Music Hall and more! A special presale just for fans like you begins tomorrow, Tuesday the 23rd at 10am EST for all shows (except Greenville, SC). Just click here and use the presale code LOWLANDS for access! These tickets are limited, so don’t wait. If you miss out, all tickets for these new April shows will go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26th at 10am EST.
The Southeast leg of the Poor David’s Almanack tour with Dave, Gillian and the band continues with a show tomorrow night at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville! Scroll down to see the rest of the tour as it continues through the week, and into February as we head to the West Coast.
2018 David Rawlings Tour Dates
TUE JAN 23
WED JAN 24
THU JAN 25
FRI JAN 26
SAT JAN 27
TUE FEB 27
WED FEB 28
THU MAR 1
FRI MAR 2
SAT MAR 3
MON MAR 5
WED MAR 7
THU MAR 8
FRI MAR 9
SAT MAR 10
Just in time for Valentine’s day, we have some extra special custom enamel pin sets. We’ve been wanting to make these for a long time! Designed by Sawtooth Print Shop and including a handmade letterpressed card, each set contains a pair of distinct objects often seen near or on our favorite folk heroes, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings. Naturally we have their trusty guitars (Gill’s Gibson J50 and Dave’s Epiphone Olympic), but we also have a set with Dave’s signature cowboy hat and Gill’s custom-made boots.
For a limited time, we’re also offering free gift wrap on these pins! Just check the box on checkout and we’ll wrap these up so you can give them to your favorite Gill & Dave fan.
design by Camp Nevernice
We are so excited to announce Gillian’s first ever performance at the historic and beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. Gillian and David will be sharing the stage with the Punch Brothers for a beautiful evening of acoustic music. The show takes place on September 17th, and we will have special fan club tickets available tomorrow (Thursday, January 18th), starting at 10am MT. Click here to access tickets set aside especially for fans on this mailing list, using the code “WAYSIDE”. Remember this presale starts tomorrow! All other tickets go on sale Saturday, January 20th.
The brand-new music video for the GRAMMY-nominated single “Cumberland Gap” is now available to watch worldwide! Shot on location in Tennessee with acclaimed director James Lees, you can watch it on YouTube by clicking below.
As the year comes to an end, we want to thank all the fans who’ve bought the new record, come to a show, or supported us in any fashion! We can’t wait to get back on the road again in a few weeks, and we are humbled by POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK being included in some of our favorite publications’ end-of-year lists. Here are a few of the inclusions:
“Nobody bends and breathes between notes quite like David Rawlings on guitar, and nobody harmonizes like David and his longtime partner Gillian Welch… In writing Poor David’s Almanack, David and Gillian set out to craft new folk songs that have the timeless quality of music passed down for generations.”
– NPR Music “10 Albums That Made 2017 Brighter”
“…what remains crystal clear is the quality of the music. That’s especially true for standout track “Cumberland Gap,” a foot-stomping ode to one of the most treacherous mountain passes in Appalachia.”
– Rolling Stone’s “25 Best Country Songs of 2017”
“Most of these originals sound like vintage folk classics, and his sibling-deep harmonies with Welch – who sings throughout – remain glorious.”
– Rolling Stone’s “40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017″
“As ever, he plumbs the dark corners of American music and makes old sounds mean new things, with a deft picking style and a playful sense of structure and repetition.”
– Stereogum’s “The 10 Best Country Albums Of 2017″
“Almanack is an endlessly inventive and lively collection of new folk tunes that sound old, as though Rawlings hadn’t written them but had found them in the back of some old antique store in the middle of nowhere. And yet, just like the old LP technology experiencing its own resurgence, these old-sounding songs somehow sound current, relevant, prescient”
– The Bluegrass Situation’s “BGS CLASS OF 2017: ALBUMS”
As an end-of-year present, we also made a music video for Cumberland Gap! You can watch it right now on Apple Music.
David Rawlings has announced an extensive Winter/Spring tour, in support of POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK, released August 11th on Acony Records. David, Gillian and the band will be headlining shows all across the United States. Special fan club presale begins Wednesday, September 27th at 10am local time for access to early-bird tickets. Just use the code “ALMANACK”. The presale only lasts for 24 hrs and can be accessed here, with all updated ticket links on the David Rawlings tour page. All shows go on sale Friday, September 29th.
11/24 – Hartford, CT at Infinity Hall
11/25 – Providence, RI at Columbus Theatre
11/27 – Portland, ME at State Theatre
11/28 – Northampton, MA at Academy of Music Theatre
11/29 – Boston, MA at Wilbur Theatre
12/1 – Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
12/2 – Albany, NY at The Egg
12/3 – Ithaca, NY at State Theatre
12/5 – New York, NY at Brooklyn Steel
12/6 – Washington, DC at Lincoln Theatre
12/7 – Philadelphia, PA at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
12/8 – Richmond, VA at The National
12/9 – Charlottesville, VA at Jefferson Theater
1/17 – Chattanooga, TN at Tivoli Theater
1/18 – Athens, GA at Georgia Theatre
1/19 – Charlotte, NC at Neighborhood Theatre
1/20 – Saxapahaw, NC at Haw River Ballroom
1/21 – Saxapahaw, NC at Haw River Ballroom
1/23 – Nashville, TN at Ryman Auditorium
1/24 – Birmingham, AL at The Lyric Theatre
1/25 – Atlanta, GA at Variety Playhouse
1/26 – Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel
1/27 – Knoxville, TN at the Bijou Theatre
2/27 – Santa Cruz, CA at Rio Theatre
2/28 – Santa Rosa, CA at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
3/1 – San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore
3/2 – Santa Barbara, CA at Lobero Theatre
3/3 – Los Angeles, CA at Ace Hotel
3/5 – Arcata, CA at John Van Duzer Theatre
3/7 – Grants Pass, OR at Rogue Theater
3/8 – Eugene, OR at McDonald Theatre
3/9 – Portland, OR at Roseland Theater
3/10 – Seattle, WA at Moore Theatre
*Fan Club presale begins Wednesday, September 27th at 10am local time. Use the code ALMANACK for access to early-bird tickets and lower fees.
No Depression founder Grant Alden pens piece about Poor David’s Almanack
Being a Meditation on the Power and Glory of Folk Music Click here to read…
More Poor David’s Almanack In the Press
“…a sweetly engaging, impressively wide-ranging collection of American roots music.”
“An extraordinary folk guitarist with a sympathetic ear and a bell-like tone…”
“With its sway and moments of breezy virtuosity, ‘Poor David’s Almanack’ has
the feel of music made on a mountainside back porch for no other reason than the joy of doing so.”
“On Rawlings’ third LP under his own name, the question of whether his solo efforts are somehow
lesser than those he’s made with top-billed Gillian Welch becomes moot. Most of these 10 originals
sound like time-proven folk classics…”
“…an Americana record you can howl along to in the car until your heart feels replenished, to guitar
work that stands among the finest.”
“David Rawlings’ Poor David’s Almanack picks up where Nashville Obsolete left off — with that
gorgeous, spacious, sepia-toned timelessness and motion that Rawlings and his longtime partner,
Gillian Welch, conjure so well.”
“What’s so profoundly American about these songs are the way they often deploy humorous metaphor
and simple, child-like storytelling devices to convey deeper, darker truths.”
“Old-fashioned yet timeless and inextricably entwined, albums crafted by David Rawlings and his
partner-in-rhyme Gillian Welch have become the bedrock of 21st-century Americana music.”
Poor David’s Almanack LPs are now widely available. Visit your favorite record store or click below to order the new album now.
Poor David’s Almanack is out today! NPR hails the album as an “impressively wide-ranging collection of American roots music” and it can purchased on LP, CD, or digital here.
“With its sway and moments of breezy virtuosity, David Rawlings’ POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK has the feel of music made on a mountainside back porch for no other reason than the joy of doing so.”
– The Wall Street Journal
“This is soul music, down and dirty. He’s rediscovered America. I could listen to these songs a hundred times.”
– Garrison Keillor
1. Midnight Train
2. Money Is The Meat In The Coconut
3. Cumberland Gap
5. Lindsey Button
6. Come On Over My House
7. Guitar Man
9. Good God A Woman
10. Put ‘Em Up Solid
8/16 – Louisville, KY at Brown Theatre
8/17 – St. Louis, MO at The Sheldon Concert Hall – SOLD OUT
8/18 – Kansas City, MO at Folly Theater
8/20 – Lyons, CO at Rocky Mountain Folks Fest
8/23 – Minneapolis, MN at Pantages Theatre
8/24 – Madison, WI at Capitol Theater – Overture Center
8/25 – Chicago, IL at Thalia Hall
8/26 – Bloomington, IN at The Bluebird
*All shows are on sale now!