Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore @ 191 Toole

The Rialto Theatre Presents

Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore @ 191 Toole

Jan 10 Tue

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

191 Toole

$18.00-$20.00

This event is all ages

Dave Alvin
Dave Alvin
On Stage Together!

Roots music legends, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017, Grammy winner Alvin and Grammy nominee Gilmore, decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences.

Though Texas born Gilmore was twice named Country Artist of the Year by Rolling Stone, and California native Alvin first came to fame in the hard rocking rhythm and blues band The Blasters, they discovered that their musical roots in old blues and folk music are exactly the same. In these spontaneous shows, audiences enjoyed classic original compositions from the two, and also songs from a wide spectrum of songwriters and styles from Merle Haggard to Sam Cooke to the Young Bloods. Mutually energized and inspired by these performances, Dave and Jimmie agreed to hit the road again in 2018… this time with a full band, an album, Downey to Lubbock and some new stories to share.

Downey To Lubbock will be released on YepRoc on June 1 2018.
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Raised in the somewhat-fabled West Texas town of Lubbock, home of Buddy Holly, Prairie Dog Town and "world famous sunsets", Jimmie Dale Gilmore first responded to the honky-tonk brand of country music his father played as a bar-band guitarist. This was before he heard the rock `n' roll siren call issued by his West Texas brethren, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, the folk and deep Delta blues, Bob Dylan or The Beatles.

Five years is a lot of time. A lot of time to think about what was lost and what remains. Jimmie Dale Gilmore's Dad, Brian Gilmore, died from ALS, the cruel disease that killed Lou Gehrig. Brian Gilmore was not a church-going man, nor was he a singer. Most of his life he was a poor man who listened to the radio at all hours and played guitar—specifically a blue, solid-body Fender electric guitar, perhaps the first in west Texas—at dances and picnics. The elder Gilmore worshipped singers, including Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, and named his son for the Singing Brakeman, Jimmie Rodgers. As a tribute to his father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore has recorded 13 of Brian Gilmore's favorite songs. The result is Come On Back on Rounder Records.
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