Dave Alvin

Dave Alvin

 

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David Albert Alvin (born November 11, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, music producer and poet. He is a former and founding member of the roots rock band the Blasters. Alvin has recorded and performed as a solo artist since the late 1980s and has been involved in various side projects and collaborations. He has had brief stints as a member of the bands X and the Knitters.

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The Blasters
 
The Blasters is a 1981 album by American rock and roll band The Blasters.
Eleven Eleven
 
Eleven Eleven is the eleventh studio album by folk rock musician Dave Alvin.
The Blasters
 

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Popular Albums19

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Upcoming Concerts6

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Concert review | Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Veteran songwriters intersperse music, stories
  –  October 30, 2017
After decades of friendship and hanging out, songwriters Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin realized they had never performed ... of the camaraderie and shared culture between a couple of Americana music’s best. The duo traded songs and lead vocals ...
Giveaway! Outpost in the Burbs Presents Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin
  –  October 30, 2017
Outpost volunteers will be collecting donated items for the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair at this show. Roots music legends, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music ...
Dave Alvin // Jimmie Dale Gilmore
  –  October 30, 2017
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017, they decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences in ...
Roots-music legends Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore play Wednesday at Hangar Theatre
  –  October 29, 2017
Roots-music legends Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore play Wednesday at Hangar Theatre Roots musicians touring together for the first time this year Check out this story on ithacajournal.com: http://ithacajr.nl/2hl9qFZ
Roots-music legends Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore play Wednesday at Hangar Theatre
  –  October 29, 2017
Roots-music legends Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore play Wednesday at Hangar Theatre Roots musicians touring together for the first time this year Check out this story on ithacajournal.com: http://ithacajr.nl/2hl9qFZ
The blues brings roots duo together
  –  November 1, 2017
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore are both longtime mainstays in the roots-music world. Both started out in bands that, at least in certain circles, became legends (Gilmore in oddball progressive-country outfit the Flatlanders, Alvin with purveyors of ...
Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 5-11
  –  October 31, 2017
Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 64. Singer-guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC is 64. Singer Dave Alvin is 62. Synthesizer player Ian Craig Marsh (Human League, Heaven 17) is 61. Actor Stanley Tucci is 57. Actress Demi Moore is 55. Actress Calista Flockhart is 53.
Giveaway! Outpost in the Burbs Presents Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin
  –  October 30, 2017
Outpost in the Burbs presents Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 8 p.m. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue. Outpost volunteers will be collecting donated items for ...
Dave Alvin // Jimmie Dale Gilmore
  –  October 30, 2017
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore have been friends for 30 years, but only recently realized they had never played music with each other before. So in 2017, they decided to hit the highway to swap songs, tell stories, and share their life experiences in ...
Roots-music legends Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore play Wednesday at Hangar Theatre
  –  October 29, 2017
Roots-music legends Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore play Wednesday at Hangar Theatre Roots musicians touring together for the first time this year Check out this story on ithacajournal.com: http://ithacajr.nl/2hl9qFZ
20 things to do the weekend of October 27
  –  October 27, 2017
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore at Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza Fireheads, Wood Chickens, Bloody Show at the Summit Opera on the Edge at Backstage Bistro SeaBus at Flux & Flow
TVD Live: Yep Roc’s 20th anniversary celebration, 10/19–10/21
  –  October 26, 2017
Other than Lowe there were few repeats at an event that also had stellar sets from The Fleshtones, Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express, Alejandro Escovedo, Phil and Dave Alvin, Tony Joe White, Dressy Bessy, Eli “Paperboy” Reed and Tift Merritt.
Utopia set to rock the crowds at Rolleston Club with Lady Gaga and Kings of Leon tributes
  –  October 26, 2017
Think blues rock/Americana. If you like Steve Earle, Ray Vaughan, Dave Alvin, Sonny Landreth then this band is for you. Back following requests to rebook them immediately after their outstanding performance on January 7. November 25: All Or Nothing ...
Musician to play at 6OTS
  –  October 26, 2017
His repertoire includes classic blues ranging from Bessie Smith to Memphis Slim and covers from artists such as Dave Alvin, Buddy Miller and Mose Allison, according to the release. He also performs original music. Williams has released 22 albums ...
The week's 27 best concerts: Oct. 25-31
  –  October 26, 2017
Californian Dave Alvin and Texan Jimmie Dale Gilmore epitomized rootsy Americana long before that term was popular. These two well-seasoned singer-songwriters are longtime friends, but they’d never before played together, so they’ve hit the road with ...
Cocordion to celebrate full-length debut album at Mesa Haus
  –  October 25, 2017
In fact, X’s records, while more rockabilly-influenced in their early years, gradually developed a unique punk-country sound, showcasing guitar work from the Blasters’ Dave Alvin on 1986’s See How We Are. Doe’s subsequent solo work and ...
Alvin and Gilmore perform roots music together
  –  October 24, 2017
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore are entrenched in Americana roots music. The pair join forces for a 7:30 p.m. concert Oct. 28 at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso. A full-service bar will be available. Alvin, a Grammy Award winner, is a Californian.
The A List: 10 shows to check out this weekend
  –  October 20, 2017
Sun., Oct. 22 — Chicano Batman, Khruangbin, the Shacks. $20. 8 p.m. Terminal West. www.terminalwest.com. — Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Dave Alvin. $26-$32. 8 p.m. City Winery. www.citywinery.com/atlanta. — Puerto Rico is Up, a benefit show & jam session ...
Twin Cities concerts of the week: Trombone Shorty, Fall Out Boy, Irma Thomas
  –  October 19, 2017
(7:30 p.m. Wed., Palace Theatre, sold out.) Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin: Two cult-loved pioneers in the Americana music world, Gilmore and Alvin have been friends for 30 years but never played together. The former is a mystical singer, the other a ...
The Blasters, Flat Duo Jets playing The Ballroom in Hamden Sept. 27
  –  September 23, 2017
That’s how hot they were. Well, guess what? They're older now, definitely more mature. Dave Alvin, who left the band in 1986 but has been back with it at times since then — including the last time they were in town — isn't touring with the band this ...

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