Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore “We’re Still Here” – We’re still standing!

Album art for TexiCali by Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Artwork: Jon Langford

‘TexiCali’ is the a brand new studio album from Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and it is out June 21st via Yep Roc Records.  In advance we can point you towards the aptly-titled first single “We’re Still Here.”  It’s got some great lines, put perhaps the best series is:  “The music business man with the music business smile / said the songs I write were old and out of style / But I’ve been bopping these blues for over forty years / Hell, I don’t know where he is now but we’re still here.”  Here at the home of the uncool and permanently out of style we can surely relate to that.

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Dorothy T

Another spectacular offering from Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin! I’ve followed Jimmie Dale and the Flatlanders since the late 1990’s. I got introduced to Dave later, as he and Jimmie Dale began to create together. What amazing music and men! I love lots on this album, yet my fav is Josh White’s ‘Down the 285’. It’s such a ‘here and now’ song – easy to imagine being behind the wheel on that drive. True or not, I heard when Jimmie introduced that song to Dave he said “nobody but you could get away with singing about ‘bunnies’! haha