Sunday, July 31, 2011


Jimmy Dale Gilmore

Jimmy Dale Gilmore is a Taurus born in the Panhandle of Texas in 1945 (Amarillo) and raised in Lubbock. Same neighborhood as Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly (with Alabaman Hank Williams thrown in for good measure) and one could say Gilmore is their grandchild. Give a listen to his haunting tenor voice. When not appearing solo, or with his son Colin, or with The Flatlanders (Joe Ely and Butch Hancock) which has been a world all its own with these three musicians since 1972, Gilmore lives in Austin. He appeared in the bowling alley scene of the Coen brothers film The Big Lebowski as the sweet pacifist soul "Smoky."