Jimmie Dale Gilmore gave Saturday’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass audience a little insight into how “hardly” came to be part of the festival’s name.
Festival benefactor Warren Hellman was trying to accommodate Gilmore, a Texas singer-songwriter lacking formal bluegrass credentials. So he renamed his “Strictly Bluegrass” festival and opened the door to a broader range of acts. Read More
At 65, Texas twangsmith Jimmie Dale Gilmore has become a philosopher who teaches courses at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur and the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in New York. So he’ll consider the question — what exactly has gone wrong with country music today? — with precision. Read More