Colin Gilmore

The Wild and Hollow (Woobietown)

Texas Platters

Like clockwork, one can expect another set of new songs from Colin Gilmore about every three years. Third full-length The Wild and Hollow follows 2010's Goodnight Lane and it's another step forward as he mixes jangling pop with a twangy brand of rock in a way that's effortless and attractive. He claims influences like Roy Orbison and Tom Petty, which make sense on "Wait" and "Only Real to Me." In reality, Gilmore's songs of life and love are closer to what fellow West Texas native Buddy Holly would sound like if he were still able to strap on a guitar. Check the deceptively easygoing folk/rockabilly amalgam "Free Money." From the obvious glint of opener "Into My Future" to the stomping cover of Nick Lowe's "Raging Eyes" closing things out, Gilmore again displays a youthful vision that's crafty, full of cogent insight, and endlessly tuneful.


More Colin Gilmore
Texas Platters
Colin Gilmore
Goodnight Lane (Record Review)

Jim Caligiuri, Aug. 6, 2010

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Palo Duro
Ryou Cannon (Record Review)

Kahron Spearman, Oct. 27, 2017

Texas Platters
David Ramirez
We're Not Going Anywhere (Record Review)

Doug Freeman, Oct. 27, 2017

More by Jim Caligiuri
Carrie Elkin’s Life-and-Death Folk
Carrie Elkin’s Life-and-Death Folk
Her father's death and daughter's birth upped the stakes of the singer's finest work

April 14, 2017

SXSW Music Live: Richard Barone Presents Greenwich Village in the Sixties
SXSW Music Live: Richard Barone Presents Greenwich Village in the Sixties
Soft Boys, Youngbloods, Moby Grape, Brian Jones’ grandson, etc.

March 18, 2017


Colin Gilmore

AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)