Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete mp3 album
Acony Records proudly presents 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, Nashville Obsolete highlights the brilliant musicianship of 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).
Dave Rawlings Machine’s sterling folk-pop treasure Nashville Obsolete, which landed on Rolling Stone’s list of the 40 Best Country Albums of 2015, will make its debut on vinyl June 14th on Acony Records. The seven-track LP, which was Rawlings’ sophomore release under the Dave Rawlings Machine moniker following 2009’s A Friend of a Friend, features the musician and his longtime partner Gillian Welch on vocals throughout. The album is the third in Welch and Rawlings’ back catalog to be pressed to vinyl, with more titles forthcoming. Earlier this year, Welch and Rawlings performed their lilting Western ballad When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings at the 91st Academy Awards in recognition of their Best Original Song nomination for the tune heard in the Coen Brothers’ film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Beautifully captured on tape with the mix of spontaneity and professionalism expected from a Rawlings/Welch performance, Nashville Obsolete has something of a brooding grandeur to it with standouts like "Short Haired Women" and the meandering, 11-minute "The Trip" feeling bigger and deeper than the small group of players producing them
Album by Dave Rawlings Machine. Short Haired Woman Blues. Pilgrim (You Can’t Go Home). MusicBrainz: Nashville Obsolete.
Similarly, we haven’t heard from the Dave Rawlings Machine since 2009’s A Friend Of A Friend. Rawlings hasn’t exactly been idle during the interim, serving as customary foil to Welch and producing albums for Willie Watson and Dawes, but Nashville Obsolete nevertheless feels like it’s been a long time coming. Most striking of all is the album’s deceptive simplicity. Rather than some painstakingly detailed production effort, you get the impression that the direct opposite is true – that Rawlings underwent a process of refinement, of paring things down to their essence, to achieve the desired impact. There is so much on Nashville Obsolete that impresses, but what lingers longest is a rare and persuasive ability to tap into the ageless mythos of true American folk. Q&A DAVE RAWLINGS What was the impetus for this album?
|A2||Short Haired Woman Blues|
|B2||The Last Pharaoh|
|B4||Pilgrim (You Can't Go Home)|
|ACNY-1512||Dave Rawlings Machine||Nashville Obsolete (CD, Album)||Acony Records||ACNY-1512||US||2015|