Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist DavidRawlings will release his third album, PoorDavid’sAlmanack, on August 11th via Acony Records, and it is streaming now in full via NPR First Listen.
For PoorDavid’sAlmanack, Rawlings leaves the Dave Rawlings Machine moniker behind and serves up a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. The album of ten new songs was engineered by studio wizards Ken Scott (Beatles, David Bowie) and Matt Andrews on analog tape during a week of sessions at legendary Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Rawlings and long time compatriot Gillian Welch joined together with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes to produce an album for all seasons.
The touring iteration of Rawlings’ band, the all-star Dave Rawlings Machine, will embark on the first leg of a national tour this August to support PoorDavid’sAlmanack, as well as perform favorites from the first two Dave Rawlings Machine records, AFriendofAFriend and NashvilleObsolete. Full list of dates below and you can find more info here.
Gillian Welch’s TheHarrow&TheHarvest, her latest album and a collaboration with Rawlings, was released for the first time on vinyl on July 28th. PoorDavid’sAlmanack will also be released as a phonographic record, and you can read more about Rawlings and Welch’s vinyl process in the Wall Street Journal article, Why Vinyl’s Boom Is Over.
This release marks the 8th studio collaboration between Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Their creative partnership spans over two decades and includes the GRAMMY-nominated TheHarrowandtheHarvest (2011), the much lauded and latest Rawlings release, NashvilleObsolete, which landed on numerous 2015 year-end best‐of lists, and the 2001 GRAMMY-nominated masterpiece Time (TheRevelator). All releases are available on Acony Records, the independent label they founded in 2001. In recognition of their remarkable career, Welch and Rawlings were honored with the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2015 and the Berklee American Masters Award in 2016.
01 Midnight Train
02 Money Is The Meat In The Coconut
03 Cumberland Gap
05 Lindsey Button
06 Come On Over My House
07 Guitar Man
09 Good God A Woman
10 Put ‘Em Up Solid
DaveRawlingsMachineTourDates– Tickets at http://www.davidrawlingsmusic.com/tour
August 16 /// Louisville, KY /// WL Lyons Brown Theatre
August 17 /// St. Louis, MO /// Sheldon Concert Hall
August 18 /// Kansas City, MO /// Folly Theater
August 20 /// Lyons, CO /// Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 23 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Pantages Theatre
August 24 /// Madison, WI /// The Capitol Theater
August 25 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall
August 26 /// Bloomington, IN /// The Bluebird
More dates to be announced soon.