Live Review: The Flatlanders @ The Birchmere — 11/14/19

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Joe Ely of The Flatlanders (Photo by Barbara FG)

I could start by talking about the importance and influence of The Flatlanders. But I’d rather begin on a personal note. In 2004, I attended the Austin City Limits Festival. The third day of the festival, I think it was late afternoon, I was walking between stages when a performer grabbed my attention. That was Joe Ely, who makes up The Flatlanders with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock.

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Music Park: Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore @ The Birchmere — 6/14/18

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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Photo by Daniel Jackson)

Touring behind their new album, From Downey to Lubbock — currently #1 on the Billboard Blues chart — Americana icons Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore performed Thursday night in front of a packed audience at Alexandria’s Birchmere.

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Don’t Miss: Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore @ The Birchmere, 6/14/18

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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Photo by Tim Reese)

On June 1, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore released Downey to Lubbock, a collaborative album that serves as a love letter to the American West, via Yep Roc Records. Dave and Jimmie have embarked on a tour together, and they perform locally at The Birchmere on Thursday, June 14.

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