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 they decided in 2017 to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences. They discovered that their musical roots in old blues and folk music are exactly the same. In these spontaneous shows, audiences have 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 Youngbloods. Mutually energized and inspired by these performances, Dave and Jimmie agreed to hit the road again in 2018 ... this time with a full band and some new stories to share.