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Alvin brothers jam at blues dance concert Sunday

Grammy Award nominees Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, founders of the early LA punk roots band, The Blasters, will make a stop in Grass Valley on Sept. 27 presented by The Center for the Arts, as part of their tour of the West.
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Grammy Award nominees Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, founders of the early LA punk roots band, The Blasters, will make a stop in Grass Valley at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in a show presented by The Center for the Arts.

In 1979, while still in their 20s, the Alvin brothers founded seminal early LA punk roots band The Blasters.

The Blasters released five studio albums before Dave Alvin left in 1986 to join X, and later the Knitters and other acts. The brothers did not reunite and record another album together again until three decades later, picking up a Grammy Award nomination with, “Common Ground.” The record earned wide critical acclaim.



Another 12-track album is on the way, appropriately titled, “Lost Time.” On the album, the Alvins lead a raucous, foot-stomping take on a gospel song recorded in the 1930s by the Golden Gate Quartet. It’s a cautionary tale that calls out the ulterior motives of politicians, bankers and preachers.

On “Lost Time,” Dave and Phil Alvin pay homage to “the masters of the Blues, the most transcendental form of American music.”




Dave and Phil both sing and play guitar throughout ‘Lost Time,’ and are joined by a crack band including Lisa Pankratz (drums), Brad Fordham (bass), and Chris Miller (guitar).

http://www.davealvin.net


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