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Colin Gilmore with Velvet Caravan w/ Temple Gardeners at Bourgie Nights 4/21/16
Bourgie Nights
Wilmington, NC
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Colin Gilmore with Velvet Caravan w/ Temple Gardeners at Bourgie Nights 4/21/16
Doors 8:30pm. Show 9:30pm. $10 ADV $15 DOS.


"Colin is clearly his own man in his own world. His easygoing, conversational voice summons the same spirits Woody Guthrie and the young Bob Dylan walked with... I want to hear more."
- John Swenson, Twisted South Magazine

Tight and vibrantly free, Velvet Caravan pours violin, acoustic guitar, upright bass, accordion, keyboard, and percussion into a gumbo of lively swing music
- Creative Loafing, Atlanta GA

This very unique show highlights the collaboration of Colin Gilmore, singer-songwriter, and Velvet Caravan, gypsy swing ensemble.  The idea to bring together these two forces from Texas and Georgia came from the 2015 South By Southwest Music Festival, when all of the members were able to play together in an open jam session in East Austin.  The show will feature original compositions by Colin Gilmore as well as some of his favorite classic covers.  The audience will get to see and hear how a folk/country singer songwriter can explore some of the music pathways of gypsy jazz and swing and how a gypsy swing ensemble can dive into a great songwriters song collection and arrange the instrumentation in the gypsy swing style.

Colin Gilmore (Austin, TX) 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.

His second album Goodnight Lane won fans across the world and critical acclaim, including 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut. The songwriting style he is creating has developed at its own pace and has emphasized uniqueness and truth above immediate public response. His star quality, both in live performances and songwriting, is understated but real. And he's just getting started.

Colin's newest release The Wild and Hollow marks a departure from Goodnight Lane, sonically and stylistically. The recordings took place in Austin and Chicago, under the direction of Rob Seidenberg and Tim Bennett, respectively. The album features two songs by Colin's lifelong friend Johnny Walker, of Archive War and Ignorance Park. It will features a string section by Will Taylor and Strings Attached, guest vocals by Amanda Shires, Sally Allen, Julia Klee and a host of other talents. Colin has also collaborated with his Chicago-based band on the opening track "Into My Future", which points to the way in which his travels are shaping his overall act. 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.

"BEST AMERICANA/SINGER-SONGWRITER ALBUM OF 2013" - Mike Ragogna, Huffington Post


Velvet Caravan (Savannah, GA) is one of the most unusual ensembles in the music business. 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.Bringing together the eclectic sounds are a motley crew of super talented musicians that draw their roots from Venezuela, Serbia, Iowa, Boston MA, and Southern Georgia.

Velvet Caravan released their album Acoustic in Nature in 2014 and are currently composing music for their next album to be released in the spring of 2016.



Bourgie Nights (View)
127 Princess St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
United States


Music > Folk
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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