Release Date: Jun 1, 2018
Record label: Yep Roc
Few current singer-songwriters can boast the long and illustrious pedigrees of Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Each were members of legendary roots combos (The Blasters and Flatlanders respectively, with Alvin also putting in time with X) who have gone on to produce a string of acclaimed solo albums. Downey to Lubbock was born out of live shows Alvin and Gilmore performed together, and their mutual respect and empathy is clearly audible. The two alternate lead vocals and harmonize on some of the tracks, with Alvin occasionally ….