Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pop-up show at Neighborhood Theatre Wednesday

Neighborhood Theatre announced Saturday that the Dave Rawlings Machine - the lower profile sister band to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings - will play two sets at the NoDa venue Wednesday, April 29.

The Dave Rawlings' Machine has featured guest star players like Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Old Crow Medicine Show's Willie Watson, and Paul Kowert of the Punch Brothers. With Rawlings' only Machine output being 2009's "Friend of a Friend," it's safe to say a Machine set is looser than a Gillian Welch show, where fans expect to hear certain tracks. The Machine is notable for its covers and standards, as well as Welch and Rawlings' original material.

Rawlings, who played Neighborhood Theatre in November of 2013 and with Welch last May, has been announcing shows on short notice. He played Asheville's Orange Peel and Haw River Ballroom in Saxapaw last week with about a week's notice. As of Sunday morning Charlotte's show has not been added to Rawlings' website, which only lists scheduled concerts through Tuesday.

Although Tickets for Wednesday's show are on sale here for $25 a piece. The all ages show starts at 8 p.m.