Dave Alvin

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. Since forming the highly influential roots rock/R+B band The Blasters, with his brother Phil in 1979, and throughout his long and critically acclaimed solo career, Dave Alvin has mixed his varied musical and literary influences into his own unique, updated version of traditional American music. Combining elements of blues, folk, R+B, rockabilly, Bakersfield country and garage rock and roll with lyrical inspiration from local writers and poets like Raymond Chandler, Gerald Locklin and Charles Bukowski, Alvin says that his songs are just like California. A big, messy melting pot. 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.

Tour Dates

07-27-2017Lethbridge, ABWide Skies Music and Arts Festival
07-29-2017Calgary, ABCalgary Folk Festival
07-30-2017Calgary, ABCalgary Folk Festival
08-13-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-14-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-15-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-16-2017New Orleans, LAChickie Wah Wah
08-17-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-18-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-19-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-20-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-21-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-22-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-23-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-24-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
08-25-2017Los Angeles, CARoots On The Rails
09-12-2017Chicago, ILPrivate
09-13-2017Evanston, ILSPACE
10-20-2017Norfolk, VANorth Shore Point House Concerts
10-21-2017Carrboro, NCYR 20
10-22-2017Atlanta, GACity Winery-Atlanta
10-23-2017Nashville, TNCity Winery Nashville
10-25-2017Minneapolis, MNCedar Cultural Center
10-28-2017Valparaiso, INMemorial Opera House
10-29-2017Worthington, OHNatalie’s
10-30-2017Ann Arbor, MIThe Ark
11-01-2017Ithaca, NYHangar Theatre
11-02-2017Hudson, NYClub Helsinki
11-03-2017Shirley, MABull Run
11-04-2017Montclair, NJOutpost In The Burbs