The Soul Journey LP is coming on August 10th, 2018. You can now preorder the first-pressing vinyl record at your favorite online outlet, or directly from Acony Records here.
Acony Records Webstore
And for our friends abroad, UK preorders are live on Amazon, and all other territories will be available soon! We’ll keep you updated.
Gillian and David have just announced new tour dates in 12 states from June to October of this year. All new shows go on sale this Friday, May 4th at 10am local time. Our own special fan club presale begins tomorrow at 10am by following this link and using the password GILLIAN. See all tour dates on the Tour page.
The Soul Journey LP is coming this summer.
Reserve your first pressing copy now.
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
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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.