Jimmie Dale Gilmore
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||alt-country country americana lubbock singer-songwriter texas|
6 May 1945, Amarillo, Texas, USA. Gilmore is one of the many singer-songwriters to emerge from Lubbock; he says, People used to ask us why there is so much music in Lubbock and wed say that maybe it was the UFOs that came through in the early 50s. There was a famous sighting that was known as the Lubbock Lights. Apart from such extra-terrestrial help, Gilmore acknowledges the three common influences for American singer-songwriters: Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. His father Brian Gilmore played in an old-time country band, and Gilmore learned fiddle, trombone and guitar. He began to perform around coffee-houses in Lubbock and one of his earliest compositions was Treat Me Like A Saturday Night. Joe Ely gave him a Townes Van Zandt record, which changed his life: It was a revelation to me because I heard both worlds, folk and country, in the same place. Gilmore, Ely and Butch Hancock worked in different...