Dave Rawlings Machine Announces Fall Tour Dates



Dave Rawlings Machine
Dave Rawlings Machine

Photo credit: Andy Tennille

Dave Rawlings Machine are going out on the road this September and October for a string of west coast tour dates and a performance at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Beginning onSeptember 22 at The Wilma Theater in Missoula, MT, the tour will take them along the west coast into Seattle, WA, through Oregon and into California where the tour will end in Los Angeles at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on October 6.  Before LA, the band will play the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. The free, three-day festival takes place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park the weekend of October 3, 4, and 5. A full list of tour dates is below.

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. Dave Rawlings Machine features Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, John Paul Jones, Willie Watson and Paul Kowert.
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. Tickets can be purchased via www.daverawlingsmachine.com/tour/.


22 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theater

23 – Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater

24 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre

25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

27 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater

28 – Arcata, CA – Van Duzer Theatre

29 – Grants Pass, OR – Rogue Theatre

30 – Redding, CA – Cascade Theatre


1 – Santa Cruz CA – Cocoanut Grove

3 – Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery

4 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

5 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre

6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church