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Alvin, Dave & Jimmie Dale Gilmore / TexiCali

LABEL: Yep Roc Records NUMBER OF DISCS: 2 UPC: 634457163980 GENRE: Rock RELEASE DATE: 6/21/2024
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Article number: LP-YEP-3077

TexiCali, the new album from Grammy winner Dave Alvin and Grammy nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore, continues to bridge the distance between the two troubadours' respective home bases of California (Alvin) and Texas (Gilmore). The geographic theme reflects Alvin's repeated journeys to record in Central Texas with Gilmore and the Austin-based backing band that has toured with the duo for the past few years. As Alvin puts it in the liner notes, those road trips informed the music they made on TexiCali. The 11 songs on this double LP also connect their shared fondness for a broad range of American music forms. Gilmore is primarily known for left-of-center country music, while Alvin's compass points largely toward old-school blues. But there's a lot of ground to cover beyond those foundations, and both artists also are well-known for transcending genre limitations. So it's not surprising that they've spiked TexiCali with cosmic folk narratives, deep R&B grooves and even swinging reggae rhythms.

- Disc 1 -
1 Borderland
2 Southwest Chief
3 Broke Down Engine
- Disc 2 -
1 Trying to Be Free
2 Blind Owl
3 Death of the Last Stripper
- Disc 3 -
1 Roll Around
2 Betty and Dupree
3 Why I'm Walking
- Disc 4 -
1 Down the 285
2 We're Still Here