Dave Rawlings Machine Unveils New Video & Plays Warfield


On Sunday Dave Rawlings Machine kicked off a lengthy Fall Tour in support of the recently released Nashville Obsolete album. Yesterday, the band not only performed at the historic Warfield in San Francisco, but they also unveiled their first-ever official video.

The video for “The Weekend” was shot on a breakneck road trip from Nashville to California. “It was the craziest idea,” said Rawlings, “to document a weekend trip from Music City to the beach and back.” In the opening scene, we see frontman Dave Rawlings and partner Gillian Welch packing up the ’65 Chevy Impala they first toured in. West-coast bound, outfitted in Nudie Suits and armed with guitars and a beach blanket, the story unfolds over the course of the video. Bear in mind the trip is real, the breakdown is real, the mechanic is real, unplanned, but evidence that Dave Rawlings Machine will go wherever the road leads them. Watch:

Dave Rawlings Machine brought Fall Tour to San Francisco last night, where they mixed material from their first two album with a handful of choice covers. One of those covers was a heart-warming rendition of “The Weight” by The Band. Here’s fan-shot footage captured by Brian Miller:


Dave Rawlings Machine at The Warfield

Set 1
  • The Trip
  • How's About You  
  • Roving Gambler  
  • Wayside/Back in Time  
  • Dear Landlord / Candyman  
  • To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)  
  • Bodysnatchers  
  • Keep It Clean  
  • Short Haired Woman Blues
  • It's Too Easy  
Set 2
  • Ruby
  • The Last Pharaoh
  • He Will Set Your Fields on Fire  
  • Sweet Tooth  
  • Bells of Harlem
  • Midnight Special  
  • Method Acting / Cortez the Killer  
  • The Weekend
  • Pilgrim (You Can't Go Home)  
  • The Weight  
  • Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby  

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