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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore (backed by The Guilty Ones)

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Thursday, Sep 6, 2018

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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

with Special Guest Jon Langford

About Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore—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.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

L.A. roots punk veteran and Texas country-folk hero turn their 2017 tour into a recording duo… – Rolling Stone

During the encore the duo explored common influences, as well, with the old blues tune “Stealin’,” a standard for jug bands years ago. A cover of Alvin’s first Blasters’ classic, “Marie Marie” followed with the evening ending in a euphoric version of Dino Valenti’s composition and hit for the Youngbloods, “Get Together.” – The Columbus Dispatch

Jon Langford

About Jon Langford

“Summarizing Jon Langford’s contributions to punk rock and all of its permutations, as well as his career-long obsession with American roots music, is liable to overwhelm anyone.” – LA Times

Learn more about Jon Langford here.