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

03-22-2017Durango, COHenry Strater Theatre
03-24-2017Denver, COSwallow Hill/Daniels Hall
03-25-2017Boulder, COeTown
04-19-2017Northampton, MAIron Horse
04-20-2017Fall River, MANarrows Center for the Arts
04-21-2017Bay Shore, NYBoulton Center For The Performing Arts
04-22-2017Pawling, NYDaryl’s House
04-23-2017NYC, NYCity Winery
04-26-2017Philadelphia, PAWorld Cafe Live
04-27-2017Harrisburg, PAHarrisburg Midtown Arts Center
04-28-2017Alexandria, VABirchmere
04-29-2017Annapolis, MDRam’s Head
04-30-2017Pittsburgh, PAClub Cafe
05-02-2017Buffalo, NYSportsmen’s Tavern
05-03-2017Rochester, NYThe Arbor Loft
05-04-2017Cleveland, OHBeachland Ballroom & Tavern
05-05-2017Ferndale, MIThe Magic Bag
05-06-2017Berwyn, ILFitzGerald’s