An Evening with Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore at The Gold Room, March 23

Date: March 23, 2017

Time: 7:30 pm

Two legendary songwriters will share the stage at The Gold Room for one special evening, trading songs and stories back and forth during two sets of music.

Dave Alvin, Grammy Award winning singer songwriter and self-described “barroom guitarist, is widely considered to be one of the pivotal founders of the current Americana music scene.

A fourth generation Californian, Dave Alvin grew up in Downey, California as the local landscape quickly evolved from orange groves and dairy farms to tract homes and freeways. Since forming the highly influential roots rock/R+B band The Blasters, with his brother Phil in 1979, and throughout his long and critically acclaimed solo career, Dave Alvin has mixed his varied musical and literary influences into his own unique, updated version of traditional American music. Combining elements of blues, folk, R+B, rockabilly, Bakersfield country and garage rock and roll with lyrical inspiration from local writers and poets like Raymond Chandler, Gerald Locklin and Charles Bukowski,

Alvin says that his songs are just like California. A big, messy melting pot. Dave Alvin’s songs have been recorded by a who’s who of contemporary roots artists from Los Lobos, Little Milton, Robert Earl Keen, Marshal Crenshaw and Joe Ely to Dwight Yoakam, James McMurtry, Buckwheat Zydeco, Alejandro Escovedo and X. His songs have also been featured in many movies and television shows including Justified, The Sopranos, True Blood, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Crybaby, Miss Congeniality and From Dusk To Dawn.

Jimmie Dale Gilmore is best known for his unusual fusion of traditional honky-tonk, Hank Williams-ish country stylings with lyrics influenced by Eastern mysticism and philosophy.

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.

In the 1970’s, Gilmore, along with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, formed the now-legendary Flatlanders. He released two independent label records in the late ’80s before Elektra released his breakthrough album, the critically acclaimed “Spinning Around the Sun” in 1993. The album made numerous end-of-the-year ‘best of’ lists in the media, and Gilmore’s career was given an extra boost by high profile fans such as David Letterman and Natalie Merchant.

The Gold Room
18 S Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903