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Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore to perform in Auburn

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Dave Alvin, left, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore will make a stop in Auburn on Aug. 24.
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Alt-country legends Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore will be performing together in Auburn on Aug. 24 with The Guilty Ones.

Alvin and Gilmore have been friends for 30 years, but recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017, the two decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences.

Though Texas-born Gilmore was twice named Country Artist of the Year by Rolling Stone, and California native Alvin first came to fame in the hard rocking rhythm and blues band The Blasters, they discovered that their musical roots in old blues and folk music are exactly the same.

In these spontaneous shows, audiences enjoyed classic original compositions from the two, and also songs from a wide spectrum of songwriters and styles, from Merle Haggard to Sam Cooke to the Young Bloods. Mutually energized and inspired by these performances, Dave and Jimmie agreed to hit the road again — this time with a full band, an album, “Downey to Lubbock,” and some new stories to share.

The Auburn show is at the Odd Fellows Hall, 1226 Lincoln Way. There will be a special opening set by local favorites The Heifer Belles, followed by the Taylor Scott Band. Taylor Scott is an international touring guitarist and singer/songwriter. As one critic wrote, “Heavily influenced by soul, funk, blues, and rock & roll, Taylor Scott’s music is gaining a reputation for transcending the limitations of a single genre.”

This is a 21 and older show with a full bar and craft beer available. There also will be some snacks at the Odd Fellow Bar & Grill. This is not a seated show, with very limited seating reserved on a first come first served basis to ADA audience members.

Tickets are available at Clock Tower Records and Yabobo, or on EventBrite. For more information, call 530-906-7441.

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