David Rawlings and Gillian Welch’s World Cafe interview is featured this week as a part of a special series entitled “Sense of Place: Nashville.” You can listen to the full 40 minute interview with David Dye on NPR.org by clicking here. Information for the week-long series about Nashville can be found by on NPR.org.
World Cafe’s A Sense of Place: Nashville Interview
Gillian song on ABC’s Nashville, Episode 7
ABC’s Nashville continues to showcase local artists and music. In last week’s Episode 7, Lovesick Blues, the character Deacon Clayborne (played by Charles Esten) sings another unreleased Gillian song called “Papa Writes to Johnny,” while performing at the Bluebird Cafe. Watch the clip below to hear the song. Nashville is on Wednesday nights at 10/9pm Central.
Dave’s guitar on exhibit at Tennessee State Museum in Nashville
For those that live in Nashville, TN, an Epiphone Olympic belonging to Dave is on display at the Tennessee State Museum as part of a new free exhibition, The Guitar: An American Love Story. The collection of more than 150 guitars — dating from the early 1800s to the present day – run through December 30th. Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the collection, and follow this link for more information:
ABC’s Nashville features Gillian song
ABC’s new show Nashville has been featuring a lot of original music from local artists. In Episode 4, We Live In Two Different Worlds, the main character sings an unreleased track of Gillian’s called “Changing Ground.” Watch the clip below to hear the song.
ZZ Top records “It Too Easy”
ZZ Top’s new album, La Futura, features a cover of Gillian and Dave’s song “It Too Easy.” Appearing as track 9, the song is called “It’s Too Easy Mañana” on the new album, ZZ Top’s first in 9 years. “It’s Too Easy” was originally recorded by Gillian and Dave on the Dave Rawlings Machine album, A Friend of a Friend.
La Futura can be found at your favorite retailer or downloaded from iTunes here.
Rebroadcast of Here & Now interview
NPR will be rebroadcasting Gill & Dave’s interview to acknowledge their Americana Awards on Tuesday, September 18th. Click here to find a station near you or you can follow this link to listen online.
Acony Records is delighted to announce that Gillian and Dave took home two Americana Awards last night. The ceremony, held in Nashville, TN, at the Ryman Auditorium, featured live performances by Lifetime Achievement Award winners Booker T. Jones, Bonnie Raitt, and Richard Thompson. Dave won the Instrumentalist of the Year award, his first AMA, in a strong category featuring friends Buddy Miller, Darrell Scott, and Chris Thile. Gillian won Artist of the Year, the last award of the night. This marks the first AMA Award for either Gillian or Dave.
Squidbillies Theme Song
Gillian and David recently recorded their own version of the Squidbillies theme song, which debuted on last Sunday night’s new episode. You can watch the full intro below. You can also watch full episodes of Squidbillies on adultswim.com.
Gillian and Dave lead Americana Award Nominations
Gillian and Dave together have garnered 4 nominations for 2012 Americana Music Honors & Awards. They are nominated for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Duo/Group of the Year, and Dave for Instrumentalist of the Year. The Americana Awards will be held Sept. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.