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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

In their song “Downey to Lubbock,” Dave Alvin introduces himself as the Strat-packing, wild blues Blaster, while Jimmie Dale Gilmore is the hippy, country singer. With Alvin’s rowdy baritone and Gilmore’s high lonesome warbles, this deeply authentic duo present the heart and soul of the American West. Although their styles are different, they work together beautifully, creating an evocative and soulful symbiosis driven by mutual admiration. Alvin lauds Gilmore’s unique vocals, saying he sounds like “a coyote singing the blues,” while Gilmore praises his collaborator’s “soulfulness and intelligence.” Together they pay homage to their shared influences, from wild rock ’n’ roll to New Orleans rhythm and blues.

Soulful folk singer Milton, who is praised for his “sophisticated lyrics that keep listeners coming back for more” (The New York Times) opens the show. First gaining notoriety in New York, he now tours extensively headlining and opening for various artists including Joan Osborne and Chris Smither. With four albums, the most recent being The Lady at the Bottom of the Hill, Milton’s wit and captivating charm is sure to tell a heart-filled story you’ll want to hear again and again.

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