Roots music legends Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music together. 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 shared the same soil — vintage blues and folk music. 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 backed by The Guilty Ones, a new album, Downey to Lubbock, and some new stories to share.
The pair will be playing in Portland on Thursday, September 27 at the Aladdin Theater,3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, at 8:00 pm. This is an all ages event. Tickets are $29.50 in advance through Ticketfly.com and $32.00 at the door day of show. John Langford opens the show.