Gilmore, Jimmie Dale

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Gilmore, Jimmie Dale Gender: M
born on 6 May 1945 at 02:35 (= 02:35 AM )
Place Amarillo, Texas, 35n13, 101w50
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Przybylowski
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 15°24' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 28°58 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 10°16'

Jimmie Dale Gilmore
photo: Original uploader was SteveHopson at en.wikipedia, license cc-by-2.5


American country-western singer, popular in the '60s and '70s. Gilmore acknowledges the three common influences for American singer-songwriters: Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan.

His dad played in a country band and as a kid, the family moved to Lubbock, a Texas town that turned out a surprising number of country stars. Gilmore learned to play fiddle, trombone and guitar at local coffee houses, singing in a nasal whine that was suited to his laid-back, folksy delivery. When he was around 20 he wrote "Treat Me Like a Saturday Night," which remained one of his most enduring pieces.

In 1970 he formed an acoustic band, the "Flatlanders" along with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock and they played gigs for a year around Austin and Lubbock. After they disbanded, Ely won a record contract in which he played some of Gilmore’s material while Gilmore moved to Denver where he played only as a hobby. It was not until 1988 when Gilmore, back in Austin, put out a debut solo album "Fair and Square" on Ely’s label. His second LP featured a more straightforward honky-tonk style. Generally, Gilmore sings a rich blend of traditional country, folk, blues, and rock styles, and his friendly delivery makes him easy to listen to and like. He later moved away from country into more of a psychedelic blues rockabilly. His first two albums gave him solid acclaim and in 1990 he signed to Elektra. "Spinning Around the Sun" came out in 1993 and "Braver Newer World" in 1996. Both albums were Grammy nominations for Best Contemporary Folk Artist.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Joined group 1970 (Formed the band, "The Flatlanders")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (Released solo album)
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 1990 (Signed with Elektra)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1996 (Release of "Braver Newer World")

Source Notes

Stephen Przybylowski quotes B.C. 4/1995


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Flatlanders)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Fiddle, trambone, guitar)