We have lost another pillar of the music world… Ralph Stanley passed away yesterday. He is the reason I do what I do. The day he asked me to sing with him I felt I had made it. Now he is gone. Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmie and the rest of the family.
– Gillian Welch
In addition to the August tour dates announced last week, Gill and Dave have added two more shows that month in Knoxville, TN, and Winston-Salem, NC.
For those West Coast fans out there, the Dave Rawlings Machine, with Gillian in tow as always, is headed your way this fall, with California dates all the way up the coast and ending in Oregon. Most of these new shows go on sale this Friday, 6/17, with a fan club presale (password CANDY) this Wendesday, but a couple are on sale right now! See below for ticket links or visit gillianwelch.com/tour for all updates.
Gillian has added new tour dates in North Carolina and Virginia this August as the acoustic duo make their way to Athens, GA, for the Wildwood Revival Festival on August 27th. Stops include first time visits to Lexington, VA, and Brevard, NC, as well as revisiting old haunts in Raleigh, NC and Charlotte. See below for ticket links or visit gillianwelch.com/tour for all links and updates.
We are so saddened by the loss of Guy Clark yesterday. The world has lost one of its great observers and souls. Guy was one of my most vocal, and inebriated, supporters when I moved to Nashville. He used to recite my lyrics aloud at dinner parties and barrooms to people who said they had never heard of me. He took Dave and I out on the road with him for our first tour through Texas, where I learned more than I could ever say. I could never thank him enough for his support and his artistry. Thank god for all his beautiful songs and recordings, for I don’t know what I would do if I could never hear his voice again. I love you Guy.
Gill and Dave will be playing duo shows this June in Bowling Green and Lexington, on their way out to the Nelsonville Music Festival in OH. Tickets on sale Friday! Ticket links and more info on the Tour Page.
Gillian and Dave recently graced the Nashville stage at Music City Roots, where they each accepted the American Master Award from their alma mater Berklee College of Music. Watch their performance of “Everything is Free” below. The entire show can be streamed on MusicCityRoots.com
The Dave Rawlings Machine has added two show in the Colorado this summer, before making it’s way to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. DRM has shows in Fort Collins on Tuesday, June 14, and Denver on Wednesday, June 15. Both shows go on sale this Friday, March 25th. See the DRM tour page for more info.
With the jet lag fading, and the dust settling after a wild 7,000 k cross-Australian tour, we would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who made it such a memorable trip. Here are a few reviews that seemed to capture the moment in words. See you next time!
With the incredible and continuing support that has been shown by music loving fans of Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Love Police Touring are excited to announce a very special musical celebration called DREAM A HIGHWAY featuring Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings Machine, Willie Watson and Haas Kowert Tice at Festival Hall in Melbourne on February 20.
This show comes at the end of a three week nationwide tour that has seen Gillian and Dave drive some 6937 kilometres of our highways to deliver revelatory shows night after night. Beginning in Perth as the duet Gillian Welch, and rolling all the way East to Melbourne, then North to Brisbane, Gillian and Dave are then joined by three musical amigos to transform into Dave Rawlings Machine for a run of shows all down the East Coast. This last special show will be a gathering of all the possible musical entities this group of extremely talented Artists can deliver.
Tickets for DREAM A HIGHWAY are ON SALE NOW. Please visit the Tour page for the most updated ticket links and the remaining Australian tour dates for both Gillian Welch and the Dave Rawlings Machine.
After 45 shows in the US, the Dave Rawlings Machine preps for its first visit to Australia, a 6-show run down the East Coast following the first Gillian Welch tour down under since 2004.
For those cities in the US that we weren’t able to visit since Nashville Obsolete‘s release in September, we have great news! DRM has added a handful of shows in April, including first visits to Florida & Mississippi, as well as stops at old favorites in Bloomington, St. Louis, Louisville, Kansas City and more. This April run of shows also includes a co-headline in Charleston, SC, with our good friends the Punch Brothers and DRM’s Saturday appearance at Merlefest!
All April shows go on sale this Friday, 1/22 (except where noted) with a special fan club presale this Thursday, 1/21. A small number of great seats will be set aside for the presale, and you can access them with the passcode: “CANDY“. See the tour page for full run of dates!