credit: Joel Hager
Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore bring the stage to life. He developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt, and bands like The Clash and The Pogues. For 14 years, Colin has been informed by these observations, writing songs and playing under his own name. In 2016, his songs were featured in three films including La Barracuda, a movie that stars Sophie Reid and Allison Tolman and features a performance by Colin. His second album Goodnight Lane won fans across the world and critical acclaim, including 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut. His third release The Wild and Hollow was named "Best Americana/singer-songwriter album of 2013" by Mike Ragogna in The Huffington Post. His tours in the US, Japan and Italy, and the crowd responses in all of them, prove that Colin has a rare gift that cuts across styles and cultures.