Until recently, Dave Rawlings was mostly a behind-the-scenes type of guy, working as a producer, co-writer and session musician alongside artists like Ryan Adams and Bright Eyes. In 2009 Rawlings entered the spotlight with the folky A Friend of a Friend, released under the name Dave Rawlings Machine. The critically acclaimed album included original compositions, songs Rawlings had worked on with others in the past and canonical classic rock covers. In addition to bringing along his longtime collaborator Gillian Welch on this current tour, the latest all-star iteration of the Machine includes Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, members of Punch Brothers and a former member of Old Crow Medicine Show. This rare lineup is only hitting the Southeast for a few dates, so don’t miss out.
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