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 and some new stories to share.
Colin Gilmore has called Austin home for a long time, but he never shook off his Lubbock upbringing. Sitting in his living room, watching his father Jimmie Dale Gilmore play with Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Terry Allen and countless others shaped the way he saw and heard life. After making 3 critically-acclaimed albums (and a world-wide fan base), Colin is working on his 4th, collaborating with celebrated producer and artist Richard Barone, whose punk-folk-new wave-anything-goes background proved to be a perfect fit. Last year Colin made his big screen debut, performing in (and writing songs for) feature film Barracuda, which debuted at SXSW Film to rave reviews. Colin has always seen music as something that makes life more real, and everything he is doing now helps prove the point.