David Rawlings Takes Nashville with an Epiphone and Some Woman
January 14, 2008, 6:29 pm
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American-Primitivist Gillian Welch’s man-muse, Mr. David Rawlings, is taking the pop countried out city by storm with a 1935 Epiphone archtop and a production sense worthy of a rustic Rick Rubin. Dragging in tow Old Crow Medicine Show, the long-touring but short-in-recording old-time revivalists, Rawlings doesn’t seem to be losing steam in his prolific presence in the burgeoning Americana scene.

Check out Gil, Dave and the O.C.M.S. at the Ryman, reminding us why Brad Paisley and Toby Keith are NOT country. Not even by association. (P.S. I’m going to go ahead and say that recording an album in Nashville does not make you a country singer).

On a little side note, Rawlings always has that same beat up Epiphone… excluding his little side shows with Bright Eyes as a fill in for Mike Mogis or with Ryan Adams as the co-writer of that lovely ditty “To be Young (is to be sad, is to be high).

For your entertainment, I’ve thrown in a little vid of Rawlings and Welch tackling that song on their own. The absence of Ryan Adams isn’t too much of a loss here. I think those two can hold their own.

Take it easy and live well,


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I agree David and Gilliam do very well on there own. I’am a big David Rawlings fan thanks.

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