“Dave Alvin from Downey and Jimmie Dale Gilmore from Lubbock have been filling canvases with music of the American West for decades. Alvin is a Strat-packing, wild blues Blaster. He formed a roots rock band with his brother Phil in 1978 before Dave peeled off to go his own way in 1986. He’s been part of the bands X, The Knitters, and The Flesh Eaters, and tours relentlessly with his own band, The Guilty Ones.

Gilmore is the old Flatlander from the Great High Plains, acknowledging his first group, the folk country trio formed in Lubbock 1972 with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, who continue performing and recording today. In addition to The Flatlanders and an extended solo career, he has been part of several ensembles including The Hub City Movers and The Wronglers with Warren Hellman.