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An Evening with Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Texas music legend Jimmie Dale Gilmore plays the historic Sheridan Opera House on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Tickets for this evening of country music are $30 general admission and $35 reserved seats in the balcony (plus a ticketing fee). The show will begin at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Raised in the somewhat-fabled west Texas town of Lubbock, home of Buddy Holly, Prairie Dog Town and 'world famous sunsets,' Jimmie Dale Gilmore first responded to the honky-tonk brand of country music his father played as a bar-band guitarist. This was before he heard the rock'n'roll siren call issued by his west Texas brethren, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, the folk and deep Delta blues, Bob Dylan or the Beatles. His music is a rich blend of traditional country, folk, blues and rock styles and his lyrics reflect both his philosophical interests and his inherent down-home nature. Since moving to Austin, TX and reviving his career in the 1980s, Gilmore has in many ways come to represent the current Austin music scene, its rootsy mix of country, rock and folk music, the way Willie Nelson once reigned as king of the town's cosmic cowboys in the 1980s. During his impressive career, Jimmie Dale Gilmore has worked with the likes of T-Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers (he had a role in the Big Lebowski), Joe Ely, Terry Allen and many more.