Dave Rawlings Cranking Up the Machine

Folk mastermind Dave Rawlings and his equally masterful wife Gillian Welch are making a lot of news lately, and it is music to the ears of fans everywhere.

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First off, they accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. The award was presented at the association’s 2015 Honors & Awards ceremony on Wednesday at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, which will be broadcast later this year on PBS. Read Robyn Hitchcock’s incredible introduction to Dave and Gillian in full below (shared from Dave Rawlings Machine’s Facebook page).

They also released their new album, Nashville Obsolete, under the David Rawlings Machine moniker. Released today on Acony Records, it comprises seven compositions and, in addition to Rawlings and Welch, features the talents of Paul Kowert of the Punch Brothers on bass and label mate Willie Watson on vocals and guitar. It also includes guest appearances from Brittany Haas on fiddle and Jordan Tice on mandolin.

As if that weren’t enough to carry them through the week, they’ve also announced a fall tour that will span the country. All tickets went on sale today as well, so it was a big week for the couple! With stops in Buffalo, Ithaca, Albany and New York, fans in New York state will have multiple chances to catch the duo in action.

Full list of dates, reaching all the way into early 2016, are below:

Sun – 10/18 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Lobero Theatre
Mon – 10/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
Tue – 10/20 – Chico, CA @ Paradise Performing Arts Center
Wed – 10/21 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
Thu – 10/22 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat – 10/24 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Sun – 10/25 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater
Mon – 10/26 – Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre
Thu – 10/29 – St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater
Fri – 10/30 – Madison, WI @ Capitol Theater
Sat – 10/31 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Sun – 11/1 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon – 11/2 – Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club
Wed – 11/4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theatre
Thu – 11/5 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall @ Babeville
Fri – 11/6 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
Sat – 11/7 – Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre The Egg
Mon – 11/9 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts
Wed – 11/11 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Thu – 11/12 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Fri – 11/13 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Sat – 11/14 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Mon – 11/16 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
Tue – 11/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu – 11/19 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
Fri – 11/20 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
Sat – 11/21 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Sun – 11/22 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Tue – 11/24 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Wed – 11/25 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
Sat – 12/26 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
Sun – 12/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Mon – 12/28 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Music Hall
Tue – 12/29 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Tue – 1/5 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Thu – 1/7 – Houston, TX @ Cullen Performance Hall
Fri – 1/8 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Sat – 1/9 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Mon – 1/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Tue – 1/12 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
Wed – 1/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Thu – 1/14 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
Sat – 1/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel

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