Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                  June 26, 2017

DAVID RAWLINGS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM POOR DAVIDS ALMANACK, OUT AUGUST 11th ON ACONY RECORDS

DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

“Rawlings is the most original guitar player of his generation.”

The New Yorker

“…[Rawlings] continues as America’s most low-key guitar hero; his sparkling lines and harmonies cling to [Gillian] Welch’s rich vocals like smoke plumes.”

Rolling Stone 

“Now I know why Dave prefers driving to flying. This is soul music, down and dirty. He’s rediscovered America. I could listen to these songs a hundred times.”

Garrison Keillor

Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist David Rawlings will release his freshly pressed third album, Poor Davids Almanack, on August 11th via Acony Records. For Poor Davids Almanack, 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 crafted 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 longtime 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 Poor Davids Almanack, as well as perform favorites from the first two Dave Rawlings Machine records, A Friend of A Friend and Nashville Obsolete. Full list of dates below and you can find more info here.

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 The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), the much lauded and latest Rawlings release, Nashville Obsolete, which landed on numerous 2015 year-end best‐of lists, and the 2001 GRAMMY-nominated masterpiece Time (The Revelator).  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.

David RawlingsPoor Davids Almanack Track List
01 Midnight Train
02 Money Is The Meat In The Coconut
03 Cumberland Gap
04 Airplane
05 Lindsey Button
06 Come On Over My House
07 Guitar Man
08 Yup
09 Good God A Woman
10 Put ‘Em Up Solid

Preorder the album here.

Dave Rawlings Machine Tour Dates 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.

www.davidrawlingsmusic.com/

For more information, please contact Mary Moyer (mary@qprime.com) or Emilio Herce (emilio@qprime.com) at Q Prime 212.302.9790.

 


Artist Bio

Poor David’s Almanack marks the 8th studio collaboration between Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Their creative partnership spans over two decades and includes the GRAMMY-nominated The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), the much lauded and latest Rawlings release, Nashville Obsolete, which landed on numerous 2015 year-end best‐of lists, and the 2001 GRAMMY-nominated masterpiece Time (The Revelator).  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.