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Tuesday 29 October 2019

Dave and Jimmie Dale

Back to what you would expect on these pages today after yesterday's post.
We are off to St Lukes tonight to see Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and I am quite excited about it.
I'm not sure that I've ever seen Dave as a solo artist although I did see him as part of the Blasters at the Renfrew Ferry which was one of the best concerts that I've ever attended.
I've   definitely not seen Jimmie Dale  solo but I did see him performing with The Flatlanders at the Arches.

They teamed up to produce the album Downey to Lubbock, Downey being Dave's Californian home town and Lubbock the Texan home of Jimmie.
I don't have the album yet but suspect that may well change come tonight.

Until then here are both of them with solo numbers.

Dave Alvin - Rio Grande

Jimmie Dave Gilmore - White Freightliner Blues


  1. You lucky fellow. Enjoy the show.

  2. I am as jealous as hell. Have a great time.

  3. I'm with Ernie and FBC on this show. Back in the day, I was a real sucker for everything on Slash, including those early '80s Blasters records. I really liked the Knitters too.

  4. They were, as you would expect, very good indeed
    Twas indeed a blast

  5. I only recently discovered that Jimmy Dale Gilmore was in my favourite movie, The Big Lebowski. Well, I always knew he was in it... I just didn't realise he was Jimmy Dale Gilmore. Aimee Mann is also in the movie. And Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I'm rambling now.