SOD professor’s work featured on Dave Rawlings Machine album cover

Sep 16, 2015 | Liberal Arts

Frank Hamrick, associate professor in Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design, was chosen by Dave Rawlings Machine to produce work for the band’s newest album cover.
Cover of Dave Rawlings Machine's new album 'Nashville Obsolete' features work of Louisiana Tech professor Frank Hamrick.

Cover of Dave Rawlings Machine’s new album ‘Nashville Obsolete’ features work of Louisiana Tech professor Frank Hamrick.

Hamrick visited Nashville this summer to complete the photographic work for Dave Rawlings Machine’s upcoming album, “Nashville Obsolete” which will be released Friday. The award-winning duo of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch met Hamrick in the summer of 2014 when he produced a tintype of the band that would later become the front cover for this album. Hamrick was later contacted by Welch, whose undergraduate senior work was in photography at the University of California-Santa Cruz, to make a return trip to Nashville to produce the back image of the album. The band features Rawlings and Welch, as well as Willie Watson and Paul Kowert. Rawlings and Welch were also named as the 2015 recipient of the American Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting. Written by Judith Roberts –