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This week, Nashville musician Dave Rawlings released his first solo record, "A Friend of a Friend." Rawlings is best known for his collaborations with singer Gillian Welch, as well as his ephemeral voice and meandering, intricate guitar playing. His style has been described as country, old-time, bluegrass, and rockabilly. Editorial fellow Taylor Wiles spoke with him about concert fiascos, favorite authors, and collaborating with Gillian Welch.