Bill Kirchen & Jimmie Dale Gilmore + special guest Colin Gilmore
Date/TimeSaturday, July 29 at 8 pm
Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step on any stage, play those trademark licks which drove the seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten nationwide, and elicit instant recognition. Named a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates a musical tradition that embraces rock ‘n’ roll, blues and bluegrass, Texas Western swing and California honkytonk. Nick Lowe describes Bill as “… a devastating culmination of the elegant and funky… a really sensational musician, with enormous depth.”
Jimmie Dale Gilmore has been writing and playing songs for more than 50 years. His music eludes categorization, blending elements of folk, rock, country, blues and bluegrass. His recordings have earned three Grammy nominations in both Contemporary Folk and Traditional Folk categories and he was named Country Artist of the Year three years running by Rolling Stone Magazine. His high and lonesome vocal style, coupled with sometimes mystical and poetic lyrics, has led to musical brandings such as Sagebrush Soul, Zen Country and Western Beat. Along with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, Gilmore’s legendary band The Flatlanders has been credited as fathers of the Alt-country movement.
Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, bring the stage to life. He later developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt, and bands like The Clash and The Pogues. For 14 years, Colin has been informed by these observations, writing songs and playing shows in a style that is truly his own. His three full length albums have won critical acclaim and a fan base that spans the world. His second album Goodnight Lane received 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut, and his latest album The Wild and Hollow was named “Best Americana/singer-songwriter album of 2013” by Huffington Post’s Mike Ragogna. He recently performed in, wrote songs for and selected the other original songs for the film La Barracuda, which received loads of critical praise at the SXSW 2017 film festival and was noted for the effect the music had on the film. Colin is currently working on another album with legendary producer Richard Barone.
“Colin is clearly his own man in his own world. His easygoing, conversational voice summons the same spirits Woody Guthrie and the young Bob Dylan walked with… I want to hear more.” — John Swenson, Twisted South Magazine