Marty Duda's artist of the week: Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Texas-based singer-songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore is just one of many excellent artist to emerge from the Austin music scene. Gilmore got his start in the early 1970's when he teamed up with his buddies Joe Ely and Butch Hancock to form the now-legendary Flatlanders. They barely released one album in 1972 (it only came out on 8-track tape) but it cemented Gilmore's reputation as a premiere songwriter thanks to his tune Dallas. All three men went on to have acclaimed solo careers with Gilmore finally releasing his first album in the late 1980s. With the re-issue of The Flatlanders' album in 1990, Jimmie Dale's legacy was enhanced even more and his album, After Awhile, released a year later is considered his finest. Since then, The Flatlanders have reunited from time to time and Jimmie Dale Gilmore has continued to record and perform as a solo artist. His latest, 2011's Heirloom Music, features a collection of old-time country and bluegrass tunes. Jimmie Dale Gilmore will perform at Auckland's Tuning Fork on Monday, April 20th.