Dave Rawlings Machine announce new album

Nashville Obsolete is released on September 18 via Acony Records

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Dave Rawlings Machine have announced details of a new album, Nashville Obsolete.

The album will be released on September 18 via Acony Records.

Recorded on analog tape at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, Nashville Obsolete features seven original compositions written by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings.


Produced by Rawlings, Nashville Obsolete features Rawlings and Gillian Welch on lead vocals and guitar, Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers) on bass, Willie Watson on vocals and guitar and guest appearances from Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Jordan Tice (mandolin).

You can pre-order the album from iTunes by clicking here.

Meanwhile, Rawlings and Welch will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association.


The award will be presented at the association’s 2015 Honors & Awards ceremony on September 16 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, which will be taped to air on PBS later in the year.

Nashville Obsolete marks the 7th studio album on which Welch and Rawlings have collaborated together, including their most recent offering, the GRAMMY nominated Gillian Welch release The Harrow And The Harvest (2011), the 2009 Dave Rawlings Machine release A Friend Of A Friend, and the 2001’s Gillian Welch, Time (The Revelator).

Dave Rawlings Machine will support Nashville Obsolete with a world tour – details to be announced soon.

In the meantime, the duo will appear as Gillian Welch at the inaugural AmericanaFest concert at the new Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville on Saturday, September 19.

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