This is just a quick post to get some basic information, tour dates, photos, and setlist online, as soon as possible.
With no opening musical act, the band took advantage of this by playing a double set consisting of tracks from their two albums (A Friend of a Friend and Nashville Obsolete). Filling out the rest of their set were plenty of cover songs - particularly near their end of their set and double encores.
Dave Rawlings Machine
Dave Rawlings Machine's set changes from night to night, making it a challenge to predict what songs they will play. The band seems to go wherever the road leads them (the theme of their recent song and video for "The Weekend"). In fact, just a minute before the show, they had no idea they were going to open with a cover of Woody Guthrie's "Goin' Down The Road".
Typical of Americana/Bluegrass/Mountain Folk shows, the band cycled through fiddles, banjos, mandolins (strangely the musical saw was missing). The fans were very respectful and restrained, except for certain cover songs (such as Bill Monroe's "He Will Set Your Fields on Fire") which inspired foot-stopping and loud cheers and claps.
Dave Rawlings Machine's Nashville Obsolete is out now on Acony Records.
More details later...
11/01 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music
11/02 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper
11/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theatre
11/05 Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
11/06 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
11/07 Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre The Egg
11/09 Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
11/11 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/12 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/13 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
11/14 Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak
11/16 Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
11/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/19 Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/20 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
11/21 Richmond, VA @ The National
11/22 Durham, NC @ Performing Arts Ctr
11/24 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
11/25 Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
12/26 Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
12/27 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
12/28 Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Music Hall
12/29 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
01/05 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
01/07 Houston, TX @ Cullen Performance
01/08 Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
01/09 Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
01/11 Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic
01/12 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
01/13 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
01/14 Scottsdale, AZ @ Scottsdale Center
01/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel
Dave Rawlings Machine at Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul (29 October 2015)