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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin return to the road in 2016


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). A seven-date west coast acoustic run beginning January 22, will feature a two-night stint the famed McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA, before the brothers resume a full band 13-city run in late February. A full list of dates is below.
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 Times 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 Times garnered rave reviews worldwide with American Songwriter hailing “making up for lost time never sounded so good,” and MOJO, Classic Rock Blues and The Los Angeles Times including in their 2015 album’s 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 LA Times, Wall Street Journal and more.
January 22 – AMSD Concerts – National City, CA
January 23 – McCabe’s – Santa Monica, CA
January 24 – McCabe’s – Santa Monica, CA
February 10 – Kuumbwa Jazz Center – Santa Cruz, CA
February 11 – Auburn Event Center – Auburn, CA
February 12 – Sebastopol Community Cultural Center – Sebastopol, CA
February 13 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA
 February 24 – Skipper’s Smokehouse – Tampa, FL
February 26 – Vermillionville – Lafayette, LA
February 27 – Mid-City Bowling Lanes – New Orleans, LA
February 29 – The Blue Door – Oklahoma City, OK
March 2Sunday Roadhouse / Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
March 3 – Zoo Bar – Lincoln, NE
March 4 – Knucklehead Saloon – Kansas City, MO
March 5 – The Castle – Bloomington, IN
March 6 – The Mill – Iowa City, IA
March 9 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
March 10 – The Grand Valley Dale – Columbus, OH
March 11 – Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
March 12 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
March 13 – Sportsmen’s Tavern – Buffalo, NY
March 15 – Tip Top – Grand Rapids, MI
March 16 – The 20th Century Theater – Cincinnati, OH
March 17 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
March 18 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
March 19 – Fitzgerald’s – Berwyn, IL
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