Internet: I'm about to tell you something great. On Sept. 18, not only will you get a new Jason Boland album and a new Turnpike Troubadours album, you will also get a NEW DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE ALBUM.
You heard me right. That's the Dave Rawlings that hasn't put out an album since 2009's beautiful A Friend Of A Friend. That's the Dave Rawlings that gets the incommunicable honor of hanging out with Gillian Welch, who is my one true love in life. Yes. That Dave Rawlings, friend.
Called Nashville Obsolete, the album features seven original songs written by Rawlings and Welch (YASSSSS). It's self-produced (YASSSSSS). It has Paul Kowert of the Punch Brothers on bass and Willie Watson (of OCMS fame) on vocals and guitar (YASSSSSS). And allegedly, a tour is forthcoming (YASSSSSS).
Track titles: "The Weekend," "Short Haired Woman Blues," "The Trip," "Bodysnatchers," "The Last Pharaoh," "Candy" and "Pilgrim (You Can't Go Home)."
(Editor's note: This is going to be a little bit like how I couldn't shut up about the new Jason Isbell album. Sorry not sorry.)
Anyway, that's why there's some old Dave Rawlings Machine on this playlist (including the gorgeous Ryan Adams co-write "To Be Young (Is to be Sad, is to be High)." I've also chucked on some Black Lillies off of their most recent album, because they will also be back with their fourth studio album, Hard To Please, on Oct. 2. New stuff: The Waifs, Grace Potter, Jackie Greene (!!), Rayland Baxter and a Steep Canyon Rangers single. Enjoy!