Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Bill Kirchen

In 2018 Performers by Roots & Blues

Staying in the world of exceptional original songs coupled with tasty renditions of timeless classics comes one of the great Texas tunesmiths, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, who, a few decades ago established himself as one of “the” heavyweights of the Texas songwriting scene alongside peers like Lyle Lovett, Nancy Griffith and of course, the late Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark.One needs to look no further than Gilmore albums like Spinning Around the Sun, After A While or One Endless Night to be reminded of the deep well of thoughtful and poetic original songs in his arsenal and his skillful interpretations of material from friends like Butch Hancock or a Hank Williams classic.

Appearing with Gilmore will be Telecaster ace Bill Kirchen, of Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen fame, who made his debut at our festival in 2014. Kirchen is also a songwriter of considerable merit. Kirchen and Gilmore have been on the receiving end of rave reviews south of the border, and this appearance will be part of their first visit to Canada as a duo.