Downey To Lubbock, is a collaboration between Dave Alvin (the founder of seminal punk roots band The Blasters) and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (of the pioneering country-folk trio The Flatlanders).
It is a twelve-song collection that takes on a diverse range of American music spanning nearly one hundred years. Along with ten covers, Alvin wrote two originals for the record: the autobiographical title track and the fantastical Billy The Kid and Geronimo – about an imagined meeting between the two 19th century outlaws whose lives became the stuff of legend in the American West. Gilmore, who is part Native American, voices the thoughts Alvin wrote for Geronimo, the Chiricahua Apache chief who was one of the last Native American leaders to abandon his resistance against white colonization of the American Southwest.
Listen to it here.