Dave Rawlings Machine, 'Short Haired Woman Blues' In concert, Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch conjure the spirit of Gram Parsons and Neil Young.

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At the 2015 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, held in September at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch received the Songwriting Lifetime Achievement Award. As recent guests on World Cafe, Rawlings and Welch huddled around one microphone to perform songs from Nashville Obsolete, the new album by Dave Rawlings Machine.

During the awards show, supported by a nine-piece string section, Rawlings and Welch performed "Short Haired Woman Blues." The song borrows its title from a Lightnin' Hopkins classic while conjuring the spirit of Gram Parsons and Neil Young.

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