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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Acoustic Concert

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Grammy-nominated recording artists Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin continue to make up for lost time on the road with a “red-hot rendition of their distinctive brew of American music” (Boston Globe). 


The follow up to, Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy, their first album together in 30 years, Lost Time offers a “wider-reaching exploration and celebration of the roots music that influenced them growing up in Southern California” (Los Angeles Times), including Lead Belly, Oscar Brown, Jr., Blind Boy Fuller and Big Joe Turner, among others.


Spending four weeks at #1 on the Americana Music radio chart, Lost Time garnered rave reviews worldwide withAmerican Songwriter hailing “making up for lost time never sounded so good,”. MOJO, Classic Rock Blues and The Los Angeles Times included Lost Time on their 2015 Album of the Year lists.


In December, the brothers received a Blues Music Award nomination for Traditional Blues Male artist, their second blues award nomination. The 38th Annual Blues Music Awards will be held in Memphis, TN in May.


The Alvin brothers founded seminal early LA punk roots band The Blasters in 1979, and after Dave left the group in 1986, they did not record an album together again until Common Ground. In addition to its Grammy nomination, that record earned wide critical acclaim, and features with NPR’s Fresh Air, The Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and more.

Dave Alvin, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and self-described "barroom guitarist," is widely considered to be one of the pivotal founders of the current Americana music scene. A fourth generation Californian, Dave Alvin grew up in Downey, California as the local landscape quickly evolved from orange groves and dairy farms to tract homes and freeways.

by Greg Cahill of Acoustic Guitar

After a six-year run as primary songwriter and frontman, respectively, for the influential rockabilly band the Blasters—which helped launch the roots-rock movement—the brothers called it quits after a bitter clash that saw the siblings parting ways. But blood is thicker than ink. Sure enough, Dave, 60, and Phil, 62, reunited in 2002 for the first time in a decade, getting the band back together for a few dates. Their renewed association has continued of late, with the brothers collaborating in 2014 on the critically acclaimed Big Bill Broonzy tribute Common Ground, and, most recently, on Lost Time.


The brothers visited our studio for an episode of Acoustic Guitar Sessions and played songs from their past two albums.


Acoustic Guitar Sessions Presents Dave & Phil Alvin 

Dave Alvin's 30 years of recordings and live performances move through the loud, aggressive rock and roll of The Blasters to the contemplative acoustic storytelling of his solo albums, (KING OF CALIFORNIA, BLACKJACK DAVID, DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY WOMEN) and from the traditional folk of his Grammy winning CD, PUBLIC DOMAIN to the electric blues of his ASHGROVE CD. Alvin has always managed to unite seemingly disparate genres into a cohesive vision of contemporary roots music. You can expect no less from his latest album, ELEVEN ELEVEN, released on Yep Roc Jun 21st 2011.

Dave Alvin's songs have been recorded by a who's who of contemporary roots artists from Los Lobos, Little Milton, Robert Earl Keen, Marshal Crenshaw and Joe Ely to Dwight Yoakam, James McMurtry, Buckwheat Zydeco, Alejandro Escovedo and X. His songs have also been featured in many movies and television shows including Justified, The Sopranos, True Blood, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Crybaby, Miss Congeniality and From Dusk To Dawn.



Read the review on Dave and Phil's Latest album "Lost Time"



Archive Playlist for week of Monday, November 23, 2015

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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Acoustic Concert | Friday, February 12th | 8 pm ~ Doors open at 7:15


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