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Dave Rawlings Machine to Perform at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Plus West Coast Tour Dates Announced.

Dave Rawlings Machine are going out on the road this September and October for a string of west coast tour dates and a performance at this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Beginning on September 22 at The Wilma Theater in Missoula, MT, the tour will take them along the west coast into Seattle, WA, through Oregon and into California where the tour will end in Los Angeles at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church on October 6.

Before LA, the band will play the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. The free, three-day festival takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park the weekend of October 3, 4, and 5. A full list of tour dates is below.

The Dave Rawlings Machine released its acclaimed debut record, A Friend of a Friend. (Acony) in November 2009, and it sounds as good today as it did then. This was the first record by Rawlings, the guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter best known for his work with Gillian Welch and Old Crow Medicine Show. Dave Rawlings Machine features Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, John Paul Jones, Willie Watson and Paul Kowert.

Here they are performing "To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)"

Complete tour dates below. Tickets can be purchased via

  • September
  • 22 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theater
  • 23 - Spokane, WA - Bing Crosby Theater
  • 24 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
  • 25 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
  • 27 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
  • 28 - Arcata, CA - Van Duzer Theatre
  • 29 - Grants Pass, OR - Rogue Theatre
  • 30 - Redding, CA - Cascade Theatre

1 - Santa Cruz CA - Cocoanut Grove
3 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery
4 - San Francisco, CA - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
5 - Santa Barbara, CA - Lobero Theatre
6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.