David Todd Rawlings is a professional guitarist and harmony singer. He is best known as the longtime musical partner of singer-songwriter Gillian Welch. The Dave Rawlings Machine debut album A Friend of a Friend was released in November 2009. Rawlings recorded the album in Nashville, and produced it himself. Co-writers and musicians on the album include Welch, members of Old Crow Medicine Show, Bright Eyes, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.