Sign up for newsletter
 

Gilmore returns to action

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – Jimmie Dale Gilmore teams up with a California band, The Wronglers, for a new CD, "Heirloom Music" (Redeye), that has his unmistakable vocals dominating. Gilmore and and Warren Hellman (founder and benefactor of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco) joined to make an album of early 20th century and folk-based country featuring songs from Charlie Poole, the Carter Family, Bill Monroe, Bob Wills and the Delmore Brothers.

More news for Jimmie Dale Gilmore

CD reviews for Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Come On Back CD review - Come On Back
Sometimes it takes the pairing of a new voice with familiar tunes to bring old songs to life, and such is certainly the case with "Come On Back" by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a tribute to his late father, who loved these songs. But Gilmore isn't just any "voice," but a truly special one, indeed. This new recording is filled with many songs that country music fans may know like the backs of their hands. But whenever Gilmore sings, to paraphrase an old commercial for the brokerage firm E.F. Hutton, people listen. »»»
One Endless Night
Jimmie Dale Gilmore displays a more traditional sound than on his last release, 1996's "Braver Newer World," while maintaining the edge that has identified him as one of the leaders of the alt. country world for nearly two decades. Ten of the 13 songs are covers from some of Gilmore's favorite writers. A couple of tunes ("Ramblin' Man," "Banks of the Guadelupe") by fellow Flatlander Butch Hancock are obvious choices as is Townes Van Zandt's "No Lonesome Tune," which Gilmore describes as "the »»»
Braver New World
While country traditionalists may not be pleased, Jimmie Dale Gilmore(along with producer T-Bone Burnette) has created the most adventurousalbum of his career with "Braver Newer World." The album begins with the title song, and those dirty guitar tonesrumbling in the background herald a braver, newer Gilmore. But eventhough he may be stretching himself musically, the song is classic JimmieDale, as is much of the rest of the album - the quavery, nasal vocals andmetaphysical songwriting concerns are »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With Sugarland, the wait was worth it – A few songs into Sugarland's show, Kristian Bush referenced the band's five-year gap between tours saying, "A lot of people think Jennifer and I have been on a five-year vacation. Actually, we've been very busy." Clearly a lot of that time was spent in rehearsal. The duo put on a two-hour high energy gem that started out big... »»»
Concert Review: With Tuttle, the music's in good hands – Molly Tuttle, preternaturally talented artist and current reigning IBMA Guitar Player of The Year (2017) lives up to the hype. Her songs are well-crafted and soulfully delivered. Boothbay Harbor Maine is a typical seaside resort town (perhaps slightly more upscale than most), which is somnolent, if not downright dead, 8 1/2 months of the year.... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Tyminski goes dark Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Washburn, Fleck create "Echoes" Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Hillman bides his time Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
The Tree CD review - The Tree
It's difficult to know where to start when praising Lori McKenna's "The Tree." It's so good in so many ways. Artists like Little Big Town and Tim McGraw have benefited greatly from recording McKenna songs, yet it's unlikely many mainstream country music fans recognize her name. »»»
Famous
When considering Mason Ramsey, one is reminded of the idea that big things come in small packages. At 11, the Golconda, Ill. native has gained a far bigger audience than the nearby WalMart where a video of him singing and yodeling through Hank Sr. "Lovesick Blues" went viral big time. »»»