Dave Rawlings Machine Tour Dates, Shares Live and Breathing Session

Dave Rawlings Machine
Dave Rawlings Machine

Photo credit: Andy Tennille

Dave Rawlings Machine’s barnstorming 2013 lineup is back for six nights only this summer, beginning June 18 in Boulder, CO, and finishing up on June 27 at Nashville, TN’s legendary Ryman Auditorium.  Gillian Welch, John Paul Jones, Willie Watson and Paul Kowert will join Dave Rawlings for an evening of distinctive picking, high lonesome songs and many other high caliber acoustic entertainments. Fan club pre-sale for the tour will begin on March 20. General on sale begins March 21. Complete tour dates are below.

The band performed a fantastic Live and Breathing session earlier this year, which can be seen HERE.

The Dave Rawlings Machine released its acclaimed debut record, A Friend of a Friend. (Acony) in November 2009, and it sounds as good today as it did then. This was the first record by Rawlings, the guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter best known for his work with Gillian Welch and Old Crow Medicine Show.

The reviews for A Friend of a Friend were stellar:

“Songcraft as soul-baringly timeless as Twenties Delta blues.” 4 stars  – Rolling Stone

“In his debut as Dave Rawlings Machine, Gillian Welch’s better half proves he can hold center stage with a reedy voice that ranges frm raucous bluegrass to soft potency.” – Time Magazine

“For nine songs over 40 minutes, Rawlings proves fascinating company…Rather than delivering a dry seminar on Americana, Rawlings keeps things lively and raucous thanks to energetic performances and a light touch on the production…he’s already been everywhere, but this debut suggests Rawlings is really going places.” – Paste

“This admirably self-effacing ‘friend of a friend’ and fondly regarded virtuoso has more than earned his 15-minutes plus in the musical spotlight.” 4 stars – Uncut

Complete tour dates below:

18 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
24 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
25 – St. Louis, MO – The Sheldon
26 – Louisville, KY – Brown Theatre
27 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium