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Dave Alvin (born November 11, 1955, in Downey, California), is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has been one of the leading proponents of 'roots' or 'American' music, bringing together elements of rock-and-roll, blues, rural and tejano music.

Alvin and his older brother Phil Alvin grew up loving Americana, country and blues. In 1979 they formed The Blasters with friends Bill Bateman and John Bazz.

Shortly after leaving the Blasters, Alvin joined X as lead guitarist after the departure… read more

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  • Nice to see that Timothy Olyphant promoted Dave Alvin by having him perform on his Justified show playing (in my opinion) his best track Harlan County Line. He came across incredible, sure it expanded his fan base. Very cool dude..
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  • Any chance you'll be playing in France? I'm offering my nice backyard? :)
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  • His gig at Jazz Cafe, Camden was great
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  • RIP, Amy Farris. Beautiful talent, beautiful lady.
  • Y'know, iamfreechuck, Dave's got some "chops" as well. No one's calling Phil up to produce or play guitar on their albums like they do with Dave, and Phil's songwriting credits are pretty slim. Phil can sing like no one else, so if you meant vocal chops, I'm with you (even though Dave's evolved into quite the evocative singer, if somewhat of an acquired taste). BTW, we probably bumped into each other at several dozen shows back in the day in LA, at, oh, Club 88, the Whisky, Al's Bar, Music Machine, Florentine Gardens, Hong Cong Cafe, Madame Wong's (both locations), On Club.

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