Nashville Obsolete coming September 18th & more


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).

Nashville Obsolete is available for pre-order now ahead of its September 18th release date at the links below:

iTunes Preorder
Amazon Preorder

Special Acony pre-sale packages will launch on September 1st.


The beloved duo will add another accolade to their career accomplishments as they accept the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. The award will be presented at the association’s 2015 Honors & Awards ceremony held September 16th at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, which will be taped to air on PBS later in the year. Nashville Obsolete marks the 7th studio album on which Welch and Rawlings have collaborated together in their acclaimed two decade long creative partnership, including their most recent offering, the GRAMMY nominated Gillian Welch release The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), the 2009 Dave Rawlings Machine release A Friend of a Friend which MOJO hailed as “the best Americana debut of the year” in their 4-star review, and the 2001 Gillian Welch masterpiece Time (The Revelator).

Dave Rawlings Machine, whose rousing live show has prompted critics and fans alike to call them “one of the hottest string bands on the planet” (SF Weekly) will support Nashville Obsolete with a world tour to be announced soon. In the meantime, the duo will make a handful of special appearances as Gillian Welch, including the closing slot at the inaugural AmericanaFest concert at the new Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville on Saturday, September 19. Tickets are on sale now.


  1. Really looking forward to this, loved their last one and all the Gillian Welch albums, would like them on vinyl too.
    We saw you at The Stables in Milton Keynes a truly excellent show, please come back.
    Lots of love Kate and Graham

  2. dear Dave and Gillian,

    Congratulations on your new release. Looking forward to hearing new work from my favorite singer songwriters!

    With much love and gratitude,

  3. I can’t wait for the new album, the cover looks haunting. I head that releasing a single early helps sell more albums! 😉

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