Acony Records is proud to announce Dave Rawlings Machine West Coast tour dates. Fresh off a hugely successful and highly regarded national tour that ended at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry with Emmylou Harris, the Machine is ready to get back on the road in support of its critically acclaimed debut record, A Friend of a Friend. Released in November 2009, this is the first record by Dave Rawlings, the guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter best known for his work with Gillian Welch and Old Crow Medicine Show. These long time compatriots made the record with Rawlings as did newer friends Benmont Tench from the Heartbreakers, Karl Himmel, and Nate Walcott of Bright Eyes. The touring Machine will include Rawlings and Welch along with Ketch Secor, Willie Watson and Morgan Jahnig of Old Crow Medicine Show.
The fall 2009 tour saw the band focusing on the southern and midwestern parts of the country. Reviews were stellar across the board, most notably the Chicago Tribune, which said, "The Dave Rawlings Machine allowed Rawlings and Welch to focus not on the message or the mood, but the sheer joy of the music," and the Wisconsin State Journal which exclaimed, "The band flew through the set with that elusive combination of abandon and precision…it was hard to miss the big smiles on the faces on stage as the almost overwhelming energy from the crowd poured over them."
The reviews for A Friend of a Friend have been equally stellar:
Winter tour dates are below. More will be announced soon.
Tue 2/2 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
Thu 2/4 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Fri 2/5 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
Mon 2/8 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
Tue 2/9 San Francisco, CA Fillmore
Wed 2/10 Arcata, CA John Van Duzer
Thu 2/11 Grants Pass, OR Rogue Theatre
Fri 2/12 Eugene, OR Jaqua Concert Hall at the Shedd
Sat 2/13 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Sun 2/14 Seattle, WA Showbox
Tue 2/16 Olympia, WA Capitol Theatre