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Dave Alvin & Jimmy Dale Gilmore Downey To Lubbock Yep Roc Records
June 1st, 2018

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s New Album “Downey To Lubbock” Out Today!


On Downey To Lubbock, roots music legends Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore come together to explore the thousand miles that separate their worlds and all the common ground that lies within. Named for their hometowns in Southern California and West Texas respectively, the record’s song selections are part road map and part love letter: tributes to mutual heroes, friends gone too soon and lifetimes spent on the highway “living off dreams and gasoline.” Spanning nearly a century of material, the twelve-song collection is out today on Yep Roc Records. 

From an early feature in the LA Times to an extensive release week profile in the Austin American-Statesman, Alvin and Gilmore’s debut collaboration has garnered universal praise from Downey to Lubbock and just about everywhere else. The pair will tour together through the remainder of 2018, including sold-out shows at New York’s City Winery (June 8) and Los Angeles’ Troubadour (July 27). See below for a full list of dates.

Praise For Downey To Lubbock:

“An alternatively sweet, touching, rousing and undeniably heartfelt set that plays to both artist’s strengths.” – American Songwriter (4 out of 5 stars)

“There’s a mutual respect and genuine love… freewheeling and joyous.” – Rolling Stone

“Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore fit together like brothers separated at birth…it’s comfort food for body and soul.” – No Depression

“The two combine their individual aesthetics perfectly here.” – Paste

“Like a road map to common ground, it’s poetic geographical autobiography.” – Austin American Statesman

“This pairing not only works – it’s downright riveting…perhaps this was predestined. In any case, it succeeds marvelously.” – Glide (9 out of 10)

“Their pairing feels almost perfect…both men have such a rich history of music on their own, and a deep well of songs to pull from that it’s staggering.” – Houston Press

Tour Dates:
June 1 – Heights Theater – Houston, TX
June 2 – Antone’s – Austin, TX
June 3 – Kessler – Dallas, TX
June 7 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
June 8 – City Winery NYC – New York City, NY
June 9 – Narrows – Fall River, MA
June 10 – Boston, MA – City Winery
June 13 – Rams Head – Annapolis, MD
June 14 – Birchmere – Alexandria, DC
June 16 – Shea Theater – Turner Falls, MA
June 17 – Clearwater Fest – Croton-on-Hudson, NY
June 20 – Sportsmens Tavern – Buffalo, NY
June 21 – Cleveland, OH – Music Box
June 22 – Valley Dale Ballroom – Columbus, OH
June 23 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
June 24 – Mountain Stage – Charleston, WV
July 19 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
July 21 – Americana Music Fest – Telluride, CO
July 23 – Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix, AZ
July 25 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA
July 26 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
July 27 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
July 28 – Moes – Santa Cruz, CA
July 29 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, CA
Aug 31 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Sep 1 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
Sep 2 – Omaha, NE – Sunday Roadhouse at Waiting Room
Sep 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota
Sep 8 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music
Sep 11 – Cincinnati, OH. Southgate House Revival
Sep 12 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Sep 14 – Toronto, ON – Great Hall
Sep 16 – Rochester, NY – JCC Hart Theater
Sep 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room
Sep 28 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Sep 29 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door
Sep 30 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial
Nov 16 – The Manship Theater – Baton Rouge, LA

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