Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Photo by Ron Baker via Wiki Commons


Fri., Jan. 6, 8 p.m. 2017
$22 to $34

Location Info:

The Heights Theater
339 W. 19th
Houston, TX  77008
Collectively, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore represent almost a century of experience as songwriters whose attention to detail and idiosyncratic voices have made them two of America’s leading roots musicians. Alvin’s music welds the observational grit of fellow Westerners Tom Russell and Merle Haggard with a little of the muscular rock of his time as a member of X and the Blasters; last year, he and brother Phil honored R&B greats, including Big Joe Turner and James Brown, with Lost Time, the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated Big Bill Broonzy tribute, Common Ground. The distinctive nasal twang of Gilmore, meanwhile, is one of the most recognizable voices in Texas music, while he’s established himself as a master of philosophical country both with longtime Lubbock compadres The Flatlanders and on acclaimed solo albums like Spinning Around The Sun and Come On Back.
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