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 andGrammy nominee Gilmore, decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences in an intimate acoustic environment.
Though Texas born Gilmore was twice namedCountry 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 will not only hear classic original compositions from the two, but they also choose songs that include a wide spectrum of songwriters and styles - Everything from old jug band numbers to Merle Haggard and 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 (The Guilty Ones), an album, Downey to Lubbock and some new stories to share.
Any time Alvin and Gilmore go on stage together, it's guaranteed that each of these rare and special performances will be different from the last. This is a show you don’t want to miss.
OPENER: Milton - A songwriter’s songwriter, known for his lyric craft, distinctive voice and soulful songs steeped in classic rhythm & blues, pop, jazz, folk and country, Milton first gained notoriety in his hometown New York City when his song “In The City” became a hit on New York’s WFUV radio. His live performances, which include material from every one of his albums, are praised for their wit, humor, and captivating charm.