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Traum and Gilmore and The Kennedy's
July 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TRAUM AND GILMORE
Adam Traum and Colin Gilmore are carrying on their family traditions of playing American roots music and will tour the Northeast in July after two successful 2017 West Coast tours. The two artists have seen music history in the making from the front row and have now become part of that narrative themselves. Together they make a potent duo playing well-written original tunes as well as old favorites they grew up on. Traum and Gilmore will be sharing the bill with the duo Pete and Maura Kennedy, who have racked up over a million miles on their touring odometer. Although both Traum and Gilmore have known Pete and Maura Kennedy for years, this if the first time they will be touring together. Colin Gilmore, son of legendary troubadour Jimmie Dale Gilmore, grew up in Lubbock, Texas and later moved to Austin as a teenager. It was in Austin he was exposed to groundbreaking Alt-Country/Americana artists like Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and too many more to name. Through this lens he is carving his own path through today’s musical landscape. While drawing on the environs that surrounded him growing up he has his own voice and approach to music with an easy-going vocal style, well crafted songs and guitar chops to match. Gilmore has received critical acclaim for his solo albums. His latest work The Wild And Hollow was named “Best Americana/singer-songwriter album of 2013” by Huffington Post’s Mike Ragogna and his album Goodnight Lane received 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut. He frequently works with the elder Gilmore and they have an instructional workshop video coming on Homespun Music Instruction this summer.
In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Maura and Pete Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci’s latest CD, and are currently touring the US and the British Isles with the Texas songstress. Alan Harrison of Made in Newcastle said “Opening act, the Kennedys, had a nice line in Country-folk with a quaintly English edge to it and songs like When I go and The Midnight Ghost, won them plenty of new fans, as was witnessed by the long queue buying up their CD’s at the intermission.”