Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

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, but 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 'Let's make a record!'. So they did.
They look forward to hitting the road again in 2018...this time with a full band and some new stories
to share.

Spring 2018

Strawberry Music Festival
May 24th-28th

Nevada County Fairgrounds
Grass Valley, CA

Fall 2018

Strawberry Music Festival
August 30th - September 3rd

Tuolumne, CA