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

Bio

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 later developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt, and bands like The Clash and The Pogues. Since his teenage years, Colin has been a front man for punk rock bands, released 3 critically acclaimed albums, wrote and selected songs for the 2017 feature film Barracuda and garnered his own fan base touring worldwide. His latest release (November 2019) is a joint EP with Nicolette Good titled Brown Eyes. Colin and Nicolette have made it a point to help pull each other's writing in new directions and let genre take a backseat. Their band Ladder To The Moon were invited to play SXSW 2020, and Colin has plans to keep the touring, writing and creating at full tilt. 

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Press quotes

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

"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 

“A West Texan Nick Lowe… instant sing-along quality” 
  – Sylvie Simmons, Mojo 

“Colin Gilmore uncorks deep feelings on “Goodnight Lane” while never letting the bubbles go flat. In doing so, he’s put himself right back in the troubadour game. These are songs you’re gonna want to hear live.” 
  – Michael Corcoran, Austin American Statesman 

“Music's obviously in his blood, yet Gilmore's voice remains as entertaining as any Texas songwriter he might draw comparisons to.” 
  – Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle 

“There’s little doubt that Goodnight Lane must be considered amongst the cream of the crop of Americana releases for 2010.” 
  – Wildy’s World review 

“Colin Gilmore has the best country album of the year” 
  – Eric R. Danton, Hartford Courant 

“The songs, from the opening co-write with vet Scott Matthews "Circles in the Yard" to the gorgeous closer "Raindrops in July" are well-crafted and engaging” 
  – Jim Musser, Iowa City Press-Citizen 

“Colin Gilmore's songs display considerable craftsmanship, the lyrics taking a poetic turn that gives the subject matter -- reflections on the musician's life, romantic encounters, and the world in general -- greater depth.” 
  – William Ruhlmann, allmusic.com review 

“This new body of work shows a musical diversity in style and maturity in songwriting for the young artist.” 
  – Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville

Sample video: Colin on KUTX

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Photo by Rodney Bursiel

Photo by Rodney Bursiel