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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore w/ Jontavious Willis

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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore w/ Jontavious Willis
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
Admission Type Price Quantity

General Admission

$34.50

Gold Section

$44.50
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Show Details
  • When: Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $34.50 - $49.50
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Americana
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General Admission - $34.50
Gold Section - $44.50
ticket prices increase $5 on day of show (if available)


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 full band and some new stories to share.

Jontavius Willis
EVERY GENERATION or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. At the age of 22, bluesman Jontavious Willis may be the one. “That’s my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind,” Taj Mahal said after inviting Jontavious to play on stage in 2015. “He’s a great new voice of the twenty-first century in the acoustic blues. I just love the way he plays.” "When I heard him play I said to myself: this is how the blues, as I know it, is going to stay alive,” said Paul Oscher.