Sunday, November 24, 2013

David Rawlings' a Machine

The Dave Rawlings Machine fall tour only has four shows left. This Machine; Dave, Gillian, John Paul Jones, yes that John Paul Jones, Willie Watson (formerly of Old Crow) and Paul Kowert of the Punch Brothers on upright bass, has delivered some serious sound to treasure. The current ensemble has ventured into the songbooks of Dylan, Neil Young, Woody Guthrie, Bright Eyes and the Band. Those in attendance at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville were treated to the sounds of Led Zeppelin. "Going To California," has probably garnered the most praise/audience uproar from the tour thus far. What's not to like about David Rawlings going all Robert Plant, while John Paul seduces the notes on mandolin? And having Gillian as your back-up singer never hurts. The tour stops in Carrboro, NC tonight (it's sold out). Surely the Cat's Cradle will be primed. On Monday they hit Charlotte, before moving onto Athens on Tuesday and Birmingham on Wednesday. Here's a glimpse of what went down in Tennessee. Maybe this splendid cast of characters will embark on a one week west coast journey.


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