Backed by The Guilty Ones
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
w/ Jason Scott
105.5 The Colorado Sound presents
Featured Artist #1
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Roots music legends, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017, Grammy winner Alvin and Grammy nominee Gilmore, decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences.
Though Texas born Gilmore was twice named Country Artist of the Year by Rolling Stone, and California native Alvin first came to fame in the hard rocking rhythm and blues band The Blasters, they discovered that their musical roots in old blues and folk music are exactly the same. In these spontaneous shows, audiences enjoyed classic original compositions from the two, and also songs from a wide spectrum of songwriters and styles - from Merle Haggard to Sam Cooke to the Young Bloods. Mutually energized and inspired by these performances, Dave and Jimmie agreed to hit the road again in 2018…this time with a band, an album, Downey to Lubbock, and new stories to share.
Featured Artist #2
Americana artist Jason Scott was raised in the land of boots, bolo ties, and burial grounds; bred on the Bible and shielded from most secular entertainment. His seemingly distant memory of that Oklahoma City childhood is a mosaic of tattered Pentecostal song books, equal parts fire and brimstone, and sneaking off to his uncle's '79 Ford Bronco to listen to Conway Twitty tapes. Back then, an outside observer might have predicted Scott would grow up to be a preacher. But Scott himself knew better: he was meant to make music, and a lot of it.
Scott, now 33, has an enviable knack for earworm melodies that wrap warmly around his life-pondering lyrics. He's a skilled multi-instrumentalist quickly becoming known for his unrelenting, sweat-soaked performances. Scott is a producer, an engineer, and an in-demand session musician who in 2018 produced albums for Americana artists Carter Sampson, Ken Pomeroy, and Nellie Clay. In 2017 he co-produced his own 5-song debut EP Living Rooms with fellow Americana Okie Travis Linville. Scott is currently on tour with his fiery four-piece band delivering songs from Living Rooms and showcasing new material that will be on his long awaited first full-length album to be released in 2019. Scott self-released Living Rooms on his personal ON studios label and does most of his recording at ON studios, the home workspace he built. It's pronounced "Owen" studios, named after the eldest of Scott's two sons. Scott is a co-founder of String and Sound, a wildly popular live entertainment company that stays booked playing weddings and private events throughout the country.
He is a member of the Americana Music Association and a BMI-licensed writer.
Scott recently earned a global tip of the hat from NPR Music when they spotlighted his song "She Good To Me" on World Cafe's Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing alongside cuts by MGMT, Moby, and Jade Bird. The breezy mandolin-and-brushes gem is a tribute to Scott's wife of nine years and is part of the Living Rooms EP.
Scott is enjoying a number of firsts in 2018: he played Mile 0 Fest for the first time, he'll make his WoodyFest debut this summer at the 21st Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, and he was a finalist in the Red Dirt Relief Fund Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest.
Scott's brag-worthy band features legendary Oklahoma drummer/percussionist Michael Byars, Kangwa Mundende on stand-up bass and electric bass guitar, and guitarist Gabriel Mor.