Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist David Rawlings will release his freshly pressed third album, Poor David’s Almanack, on August 11th via Acony Records.
For Poor David’s Almanack, Rawlings leaves the Dave Rawlings Machine moniker behind for an album of ten new songs crafted by 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 longtime compatriot Gillian Welch were joined in the studio by Willie Watson, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas, Ketch Secor, and Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes.
The touring iteration of Rawlings’ band, the all-star Dave Rawlings Machine, will embark on the first leg of a US national tour this August to support Poor David’s Almanack, as well as perform favourites from the first two Dave Rawlings Machine records, A Friend of A Friend and Nashville Obsolete.
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 Harrow and 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 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 honoured with the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2015 and the Berklee American Masters Award in 2016.
Poor David’s Almanack will be available on Vinyl, CD & Digitally.
David Rawlings- Poor David’s Almanack Track List
1. Midnight Train
2. Money Is The Meat In The Coconut
3. Cumberland Gap
5. Lindsey Button
6. Come On Over My House
7. Guitar Man
9. Good God A Woman
10. Put ‘Em Up Solid