Butch Hancock And Jimmie Dale Gilmore For Father's Day

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Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore perform alongside their sons, Colin Gilmore and Rory Hancock on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19th.

Spend the evening with these two Texas music legends and their sons, both rising stars in their own right. Jimmie Dale Gilmore is a native of the Texas Panhandle, having been born in Amarillo, Texas, and raised in Lubbock, Texas. His earliest musical influence was Hank Williams and the honky tonk brand of country music that his father played. In the 1950s, he was exposed to the emerging rock and roll of other Texans such as Roy Orbison and Lubbock native Buddy Holly, as well as to Johnny Cash. The Beatles and Bob Dylan as well as the folk music and blues revival in that decade profoundly influenced him in the 1960s.

With Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, Gilmore founded The Flatlanders. The group has been performing on and off since 1972. Gilmore’s fans admire his tenor voice, which delivers expressive, pure, country-inflected singing.

Butch Hancock has been called “one of the finest songwriters of our time” and is acknowledged by his peers as one of the premier Texas singer-songwriters. His lyrics are ingenious, excelling in metaphor and irony and displaying a world-weary trait, just as he is a master of seeing the miracle in the ordinary. His lyric style has often been compared with that of Bob Dylan, and his songs have been sung by the likes of Emmylou Harris.

Hancock has deliberately avoided satisfying the cravings of the markets, preferring to see his music as an end in itself, recording and releasing much of his music on his own and spending his energies on other things than a musical career. He is a talented photographer, with a gallery named “Lubbock or Leave it” in the 1980s and 1990s, and currently (Fall 2009) showing his photographs and drawings at Bluebird Gallery in Wimberley, Texas.

Experience Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock with Rory Hancock and Colin Gimore on this special evening of music.
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By: The Kessler

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