September 30, 2009

New album from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings!

Actually it's a David Rawlings album with Gillian on it. The website Broken Wave Music has the info (editor's note: It's acually a Billboard story I found on Broken Wave), and it looks like the first David Rawlings Machine album, titled "A Friend of a Friend," will be released Nov. 17. This is pretty exciting news since it's been 6 years since the duo's last album, the Gillian Welch album "Soul Journey."
Here's part of what Billboard reported:
"Rawlings produced 'A Friend of a Friend' himself, recording it earlier this year at RCA Studio B in Nashville. Welch appears on eight of the nine tracks (and co-wrote five of them), while other players include keyboardist Benmont Tench from Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, keyboardist Nathaniel Wilcott of Bright Eyes and members of Old Crowe Medicne Show, whose 2006 album 'Big Iron World' was produced by Rawlings."
Among the songs on the album, according to the report, "To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)" which Rawlings co-wrote with Ryan Adams, the Rawlings-Welch-penned "It's Too Easy" and the Bright Eyes song "Method Acting"/Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer" combo they've been playing in concert.
Click HERE to read the full story; it's got some great quotes.

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