(Press Release) David Rawlings recently premiered “Cumberland Gap,” the first single from his forthcoming album, Poor David’sAlmanack. The rollicking cut from Rawlings’ third album, out August 11th on Acony Records, features long time compatriot Gillian Welch. Listen to “Cumberland Gap,” on Rolling Stone Country here.
For Poor David’s Almanack, Rawlings leaves the Dave Rawlings Machine moniker behind and serves up a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. The album of ten new songs was engineered by studio wizards Ken Scott (Beatles, David Bowie) and Matt Andrews on analog tape during a week of sessions at legendary Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Rawlings and Gillian Welch joined together with Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes to produce an album for all seasons.
The touring iteration of Rawlings’ band, the all-star Dave Rawlings Machine, will embark on the first leg of a national tour this August to support Poor David’sAlmanack, as well as perform favorites from the first two Dave Rawlings Machine records, AFriend of A Friend and NashvilleObsolete. Full list of dates below and you can find more info here.
This release marks the 8th studio collaboration between Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Their creative partnership spans over two decades and includes the GRAMMY-nominated The Harrowand the Harvest (2011), the much lauded and latest Rawlings release, NashvilleObsolete, which landed on numerous 2015 year-end best‐of lists, and the 2001 GRAMMY-nominated masterpiece Time (The Revelator). All releases are available on Acony Records, the independent label they founded in 2001. In recognition of their remarkable career, Welch and Rawlings were honored with the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2015 and the Berklee American Masters Award in 2016.
David Rawlings- Poor David’s Almanack Track List
01 Midnight Train
02 Money Is The Meat In The Coconut
03 Cumberland Gap
05 Lindsey Button
06 Come On Over My House
07 Guitar Man
09 Good God A Woman
10 Put 'Em Up Solid
Preorder the album here.
Dave Rawlings Machine Tour Dates – Tickets at davidrawlingsmusic.com/tour