The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, proudly welcomes Americana icons Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Guilty Ones as they play together on stage Friday, April 12, 2019.
Dave Alvin from Downey, California and Jimmie Dale Gilmore from Lubbock, Texas have been filling canvasses with music of the American West for decades, coming from two very different directions. Alvin is a Strat-packing, wild blues Blaster; a nod to the roots rock band he formed with his brother Phil in 1978 before Dave peeled off to go his own way in 1986. He’s been part of the bands X, the Knitters, and the Flesh Eaters, tours relentlessly with his own band, the Guilty Ones.
Gilmore is the old Flatlander from the Great High Plains, acknowledging his first group, the folk-country trio formed in Lubbock 1972 with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock who continue performing and recording today. In addition to the Flatlanders and an extended solo career, he’s been part of several ensembles including the Hub City Movers and The Wronglers with Warren Hellman, who started the Hardly, Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco.
Alvin is a rowdy baritone. Gilmore, the timekeeper of the high lonesome, warbles. Each is an avatar, an authentic, original creator with a strong sense of place and music. That combination might seem like oil and water, but mixed together in the forms of these ten cover songs and two originals, including the autobiographical title track, “Downey to Lubbock” is powerful stuff. The seed for “Downey to Lubbock” was planted a little more than a year ago while the two did a duet tour. They’d known each other as friends for more than thirty years, but had never collaborated musically. Playing live together triggered a whole new dynamic.
Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase your tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.