Friends for 30 years, roots music legends Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore recently realized they had never played music together. Beginning October 20 in Norfolk, VA, the Grammy winner Alvin and Grammy nominee Gilmore will hit the road to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences in an intimate 12-city acoustic tour.
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.
Audiences attending these spontaneous shows will hear classic original compositions from the pair along with choice songs that include a wide spectrum of songwriters and styles from the likes of Merle Haggard and Sam Cooke, to the Young Bloods, and much more. When Alvin and Gilmore go on stage together, it’s guaranteed that each of these rare and special performances will be different from the last. A show you don’t want to miss!