Dave Alvin And Jimmie Dale Gilmore - TexiCali (albumcover photo)

TexiCali, the new album from Grammy winner Dave Alvin and Grammy nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, continues to bridge the distance between the two troubadours’ respective home bases of California (Alvin) and Texas (Gilmore). The geographic theme reflects Alvin’s repeated journeys to record in Central Texas with Gilmore and the Austin-based backing band that has toured with the duo for the past few years. As Alvin puts it in the liner notes, those road trips informed the music they made on TexiCali. Its 11 songs also connect their shared fondness for a broad range of American music forms. Gilmore is primarily known for left-of-center country music, while Alvin’s compass points largely toward old-school blues. But there’s a lot of ground to cover beyond those foundations, and both artists also are well-known for transcending genre limitations. So it’s not surprising that they’ve spiked TexiCali with cosmic folk narratives, deep R&B grooves and even swinging reggae rhythms.

Dave Alvin And Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Label: Yep Roc Records
Release date: June 21, 2024

Southwest Chief
Broke Down Engine
Trying To Be Free
Blind Owl
Death Of The Last Stripper
Roll Around
Betty And Dupree
Why I’m Walking
Down The 285
We’re Still Here

Audio: We’re Still Here from Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Guilty Ones

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