Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass fans take note! Texas’ Americana music legendÂ Jimmie Dale Gilmore waxes philosophic on what is wrong with country music today. Gilmore’s upcoming release was done with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass benefactor Warren Hellman, and his band the Wronglers. The album is a collection of vintage Nashville classics entitled Heirloom Music, which theyâ€™ll be premiering at Slim’s in San Francisco on Sunday3/10/11Â afternoon.
On March 17 â€œAmericana @ The Bluebird Cafeâ€ show will focus on the rock side of Americana, with performances from Webb Wilder, Brad Jones and Hans Rotenberry. Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are $20, available through bluebirdcafe.com beginning at 8 a.m. on March 10, and all proceeds will go to the Americana Music Association. Also planned for this month are two more â€œAmericana @ The Bluebird Cafeâ€ shows: Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer will perform on March 22, and thereâ€™ll be a Jerry Douglas & Friends concert March 24th.
In support of his latest solo effort, the T Bone Burnett produced Low Country Blues, Gregg Allman has announced a solo tour that will launch April 19th in North Charleston, SC. For the first handful of dates, Allman will be joined by the Steve Miller Band. Allman will also be performing at several festivals this summer, including Bonnaroo and Nateva Music Festival. Press for Allman also indicates that heâ€™ll be â€œback doing shows in late summer into the fallâ€ as well.