|“The best country singers die in the back of classic cars” – Rawlings and Gillian Welch and Impala, Chevrolet.|
Higher Ground, S Burlington, VT. Thurs. 11-12-15, doors 7pm, show 8pm. $30 adv, $35 day of.
State Theatre, Portland, ME. Fri. 11-13-15, doors 7pm, show 8pm. $37.50.
Lupo’s, Providence, RI. Sat. 11-13-15, doors 7pm. $32-$39.50
Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA. Mon. 11-16-15, 8pm. $34.50.
You’ve always liked Dave Rawlings. You just haven’t known it. He’s the male-half to Gillian Welch (check out everything from Time (The Revelator) to The Harrow and the Harvest) and everything the two touch is blissful earnest country. Now take your always-scintillating Welch-Rawlings duo, add a bit of Punch (Paul Kowert) and toss in a bit of Willie (Watson), and you’ve got… a mean four-cylinder-drive Machine. A… Dave Rawlings Machine, as it were. We’ve been hooked up on Mr. Rawlings’ second full-length solo, Nashville Obsolete, and we have to say – between these old folkies and the Oh Hellos, it’s gonna be a busy weekend. C’mon, check out this one. Hits what you didn’t know you needed hit, right? We’re antsy to get ourselves into this show, and hopefully all y’all will be, too. Just don’t trust that old Impala to get you there; musicians like Rawlings and Welch don’t come every generation.
Hitchhike instead. They’d appreciate that. See y’all in Providence.