Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore team up for epic Tampa concert at Skipper’s Smokehouse

The strange bedfellows play on April 11.

click to enlarge Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore team up for epic Tampa concert at Skipper’s Smokehouse
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The album, Downey to Lubbock, is mostly covers of artists like Woody Guthrie, Lloyd Price and John Stewart, but it’s still a fine marriage of Western swing, vintage rock and roll and Delta blues.

The culprits?

Strange bedfellows Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, whose roots lie in punk-blues and hippie-country, respectively. Expect the Americana elder statesmen to trade off on vocals and also work through their album’s two, sterling, original songs (the title track and “Billy the Kid and Geronimo”) at this special Skipper’s Smokehouse show presented by the folks at Bay area community radio station WMNF 88.5 FM.

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and the Guilty Ones w/The Hummingbirds. Thurs. April 11. Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa. wmnf.org.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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