Alt Country Legend Jimmie Dale Gilmore
One of the most talented and well-known Alt Country musical artists to emerge from the Austin, Texas music scene is Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Born in 1945, this Texas native has come to exemplify the good-time musical hybrid of country, rock, folk and blues that fairly defines the “Austin sound”.
Always working with top-rate musicians, Jimmie Dale Gilmore consistently presents a wide range of clean and polished songs that delve into an array of styles. His first solo album, “Fair and Square” was released in 1988.
Jimmie Dale has also been a member of the Flatlanders musical group along with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock since the 1970s. Their “More A Legend Than A Band” album, which was recorded in 1972, is widely considered a classic forerunner of the progressive country sound popularized in Austin.
It’s hard to keep your feet from tapping when you hear the upbeat rythym, rolling guitar work and excellent fiddling in “Mobile Line” from the 1993 album “Spinning Around The Sun”.
On “Black Snake Moan” and “Headed For a Fall” from 1996′s “Braver New World” CD the Jimmie Dale Gilmore lyrics, musicianship and vocals are representative of the fun karma that is associated with this artist’s music and live performances.
The release of the “Heirloom Music” CD in 2011 marked Mr Gilmore’s ninth album. Although he is known for his great songwriting skills, on “Heirloom Music”, as well as 2005′s “Come On Back” CD this Austin legend offers his own versions of classic country songs.
Fans of this artist everywhere eagerly await news of Jimmie Dale Gilmore tour dates because his shows are always very entertaining. Mr. Gilmore’s son Colin Gilmore is also a singer/songwriter who occasionally performs with his father.