Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dave Rawlings Machine announces debut album, tour

For those of us who have been waiting for a new Gillian Welch album for six years, the next best thing will be coming out next month. David Rawlings, Welch's long-time partner in musical crime, will release the debut album from the Dave Rawlings Machine titled A Friend of a Friend on November 7 via Acony Records.

The album will feature Welch, Benmont Tench (of the Heartbreakers), Nate Walcott (of Bright Eyes and the Mystic Valley Band) and members of Old Crow Medicine Show. The songs on the album are a mix of Rawlings and Welch penned tunes, a few covers and some songs Rawlings wrote with other artists, like "To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)" featured on Ryan Adams solo debut Heartbreaker. Check out the full track list below.

Rawlings will hit the road to support the album it late November with a band featuring Welch and Old Crow members Ketch Secor, Willie Watson and Morgan Jahnig. The tour will come to the Cat's Cradle on November 30. Tickets will be $20 and will go on sale on Friday, October 23. Check out the full tour schedule below. [UPDATE: Added west coast 2010 dates.]

Check out our review of Dave Rawlings Machine show at the Cat's Cradle in February 2007 here.

A Friend of a Friend track list:
1. Ruby
2. To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)
3. I Hear Them All
4. Method Acting / Cortez The Killer
5. Sweet Tooth
6. How s About You
7. It s Too Easy
8. Monkey And The Engineer
9. Bells Of Harlem

Dave Rawlings Machine tour dates:
11.28.09 - Athens, GA - The Melting Point
11.29.09 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel [Tickets]
11.30.09 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
12.01.09 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
12.03.09 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
12.04.09 - Louisville, KY - Headliner’s [Tickets]
12.05.09 - Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub [Tickets]
12.06.09 - Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub [Tickets]
12.07.09 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon [Tickets]
12.09.09 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center [Tickets]
12.10.09 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
12.11.09 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre [Tickets]
12.13.09 - Austin, TX - The Parish
12.14.09 - Austin, TX - The Parish
12.18.09 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
12.19.09 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
02.02.10 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
02.04.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour [Tickets]
02.05.10 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst
02.08.10 - Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theatre [Tickets]
02.09.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
02.10.10 - Arcata, CA - John Van Duzer
02.11.10 - Grants Pass, OR - Rogue Theatre
02.12.10 - Eugene, OR - Jaqua Concert Hall at The Shedd
02.13.10 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
02.14.10 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
02.16.10 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater

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