ETOWN: ABIGAIL WASHBURN & JIMMIE DALE GILMORE WITH THE WRONGLERS
Hosts Nick and Helen Forster announce another unique pairing of artists for the program’s 20th anniversary season of live radio show tapings. On September 7, eTown welcomes back singer/songwriter/Old-time clawhammer banjo artist Abigail Washburn, along with country rocker Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and his latest band – The Wronglers.
Both artists will be making return stops in eTown to share material from their latest musical endeavors and inspirations. Washburn’s most recent recording, City of Refuge, marries Old-time music with Indie Pop to create a sound that is entirely unique. Known also as a genre bender, Jimmie Dale Gilmore will perform material from his latest recording with The Wronglers, entitled Heirloom Music. A long-time friend of the show, Gilmore has appeared on eTown several times over the years with various solo projects, and with his legendary band – The Flatlanders. His relationship with eTown host Nick Forster stretches back into the 1970's, when the two also played in a band together.
In addition to performance, both acts will share in-depth conversation with eTown’s hosts on the origins and influences that have helped shape the art they create – an aspect that makes each eTown taping a one-of-a-kind live entertainment experience. The event will also feature a special listener-nominated E-Chievement Award story, highlighting an individual that has gone above and beyond to make a difference in their community.