After over 9,200 miles, the Dave Rawlings Machine is about to wrap up the first leg of the US tour tomorrow night in their home state, in Knoxville at the gorgeous Tennessee Theatre. They’ll pick back up over the holidays with a triumphant return to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as well as shows in Texas and Arizona as they make their way back to the where the whole thing began in Souther California. See the remaining US tour dates on the Tour page!
Gillian made a special stop at KEXP studios in Seattle this year, along with her bandmates in the Dave Rawlings Machine, right at the top of their long and winding Nashville Obsolete US tour. Watch below for live performances of songs new and old, plus an extended interview with host Stevie Zoom.
Dave Rawlings & Gillian Welch, who have been out touring the US in support of their new Dave Rawlings Machine album Nashville Obsolete, are featured on the cover of the latest issue of American Songwritermagazine.
The Nov/Dec 2015 issue of the magazine will hit stands today, with a feature article interviewing the pair about the new record, the album title, their origin story, their influences, and more.
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Watch & Listen below, to Tom Jones’ beautiful tribute to his friend Elvis Presley, in the form of a cover of Gillian’s song, “Elvis Presley Blues.” On his new album Long Lost Suitcase, a companion piece to his autobiography, both available for purchase now.
Dave Rawlings Machine is pleased to announce the release of their first music video, ‘The Weekend.’ The video was shot on a breakneck road trip from Nashville to California. “It was the craziest idea,” says Rawlings, “to document a weekend trip from Music City to the beach and back.” The opening scene shows Rawlings and Welch packing up the ’65 Chevy Impala they first toured in. West-coast bound, outfitted in Nudie Suits and armed with guitars and a beach blanket, the story unfolds over the course of ‘The Weekend.’ The trip is real, the breakdown is real, the mechanic is real, unplanned, but evidence that Dave Rawlings Machine will go wherever the road leads them.
Gill and Dave’s recent performance at the 2015 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be airing on PBS on Saturday, October 3rd. Gillian had the distinct honor of inducting the late Townes Van Zandt into the ACL Hall of Fame and she and Dave performed one of Van Zandt’s legendary songs. Click below to watch the bonus footage of Gillian’s induction speech and click here to see when the show will be airing in your area.
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are very honored to be included in the upcoming photography exhibit and slide presentation by the world renowned Henry Diltz and the infamous Pattie Boyd. Diltz photographed the duo for the new Dave Rawlings Machine record Nashville Obsolete.
Shows will be held in Los Angeles (sold out!), Nashville, Chicago, New York, and Fall River, MA. This promises to be a historic night. Get your tickets now. Click here to buy tickets.
Fresh off their shows in the midwest leading up to last night’s appearance at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Gillian and David have just added two California shows in Santa Barbara and Monterey in early October. Monterey is on sale now, and Santa Barbara goes on sale this Thursday, 8/20, at 10am. See the Tour Page for all updated info.