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 tour in mid 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 Time 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 Time garnered rave reviews worldwide with American Songwriter hailing, “making up for lost time never sounded so good.” MOJO, Classic Rock Blues and The Los Angeles Times included Lost Time on their 2015 Album 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 Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and more.