I had the chance to catch Dave & Phil Alvin at the Aladdin Theatre last night and they put on a great show. I never did see them play together as The Blasters, in fact I never had heard of either of them until I was working on my brother's house in Sacramento several years ago and heard a live broadcast of a concert by Dave and his Guilty Men. I immediately had to get my hands on some of Alvin's music. Ever since I have been a big fan and I'm glad to see the brothers performing together again even though I never saw them together back in their early years.
Although last night's show revolved around their new album of Big Bill Broonzy music, they mixed in several of Dave's tunes along with a few old Blasters Hits. An enjoyable evening was had by all.
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - I Feel So Good - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy
Dave Alvin - King Of California - King Of California
Roger Cline & The Peacemakers - California Breakdown - The Independent
The California Honeydrops - Carolina Peach - Like You Mean It
The Brutal Bridges Band - More Than Your Best - Circlest
Truckstop Honeymoon - Sunday in Ponca City - The Madness of Happiness
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Saturday Night Rub - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy
Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis - Harper Valley PTA - Our Year
Shoebox Letters - Crash - Honest Truth
Rodney Crowell - The Long Journey Home - Tarpaper Sky
Jerry Jeff Walker - Gettin' By - !Viva Terlingua!
Jerry Jeff Walker - It's A Good Night For Singing - Ultimate Jerry Jeff Walker
Jerry Jeff Walker - Up Against The Wall Red Neck - !Viva Terlingua!
Eight Dollar Mountain - Tied To The Tracks - Tied To The Tracks
Great American Taxi - Poor House - Paridise Lost
The Band of Heathens - Jackson Station - The Band of Heathens: Live at Antone's
Kris Kristofferson - Ramblin' Jack - Feeling Mortal
John Hiatt - Stolen Moments - Stolen Moments
Buford Pope - She's Gotta Country Mouth - Sticks In the Throat
Zoe Muth - Mama Needs a Margarita - World of Strangers
Amy LaVere - Where I Lead Me - Runaway's Diary
Jess Klein - Surrender - Learning Faith
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Key To The Highway - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy
Great Elk - Give Up - Autogeography
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Marie Marie - Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women