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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.

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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. ...
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 ...
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 ...


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