European Redneck Music, Lowcountry Gypsy Swing
Join us for the inaugural installment of the Sunday Evening Concert Series as we play host to this fabulous local ensemble with national prominence.
Velvet Caravan is one of the most unusual ensembles in the area. Combining Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing and Latin, this band plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and relentless sense of humor.
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. Recently, he was selected to participate in an artist residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, where he wrote his latest material.
Together, these titans of sonic wizardry will combine forces for a show that will be rare and unforgettable.
See you up there.