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Old 07-16-2012, 03:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dave Rawlings

Didn't find a thread on this guy and he's well deserving of one so I thought I'd make one. He's an amazing musician. Extremely talented guitarist, good songwriter and he has a enjoyable goofy voice.

Here's some info on him:


David Todd Rawlings is a professional guitarist and singer. He is best known as the longtime musical partner of bluegrass singer-songwriter Gillian Welch. David attended the Berklee College of Music and studied with guitar professor Lauren Passarelli. He is known in his own right as a producer, having produced Welch and bands such as Old Crow Medicine Show. He has recently performed under the billing of "Dave Rawlings Machine". He has also contributed to the Bright Eyes album Cassadaga, the Ryan Adams album Heartbreaker (which opens with "Argument with David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey"), and the Robyn Hitchcock album Spooked.

Rawlings co-wrote the tracks "To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)" and "Touch, Feel and Lose", with Ryan Adams.David Rawlings achieves his signature guitar sound flatpicking a small archtop guitar. The 1935 Epiphone Olympic that has been his primary instrument was a mid-priced guitar for its time, with a carved arched solid sprucewood top, carved arched solid mahogany back and mahogany sides.It sold for about $35 in 1935. The guitar's lower bout measures 13 5/8*inches wide, and it has three piece f-holes.

The Dave Rawlings Machine album A Friend of a Friend was released on November 17, 2009. Rawlings recorded the album in Nashville, and produced it himself. Co-writers and musicians on the album include Welch, members of Old Crow Medicine Show, Bright Eyes, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Heres an unbelievable cover of a great bob Dylan song. Maybe the best Dylan cover I've heard. His guitar playing is unbelievable, the way he solos while singing is like nothing I've seen.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Exw0fF1wU_A

I believe this is an original, great song.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tbo-RNw1Nu0


Probably his most famous song that he co-wrote with Ryan Adams.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I_CbxZRW9Zw

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