Acony Records has announced a September 18 release for Nashville Obsolete, the highly anticipated second album from Dave Rawlings Machine.
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, the album features Dave 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).
Nashville Obsolete is available for pre-order on iTunes now ahead of its September 18 release date here: iTunes Preorder
The duo will add another accolade to their career accomplishments when they accept the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. The award will be presented at the association’s 2015 Honors & Awards ceremony held September 16 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Nashville Obsolete is the seventh studio album on which Welch and Rawlings have collaborated together in their two decade long creative partnership, 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 Welch’s 2001 album Time (The Revelator).
A world tour will be announced soon and, the meantime, the duo will make a handful of special appearances under Gillian Welch’s name, including the closing slot at the inaugural AmericanaFest concert at the new Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville on Saturday, September 19.