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.
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.