2014Corrales, NMHistoric San Ysidro Church7:30 pm
We are very excited that Dave Alvin, of Blasters and X fame, is joining his brother and Blasters bandmate Phil, along with X and Knitters frontman John Doe, and quirky Santa Fe/Lubbock songwriter Terry Allen, for an evening of acoustic song swapping, jabs, jokes, and a deep dive into the American roots music catalog. Back in the sixties in LA, teenagers Dave and Phil were blues fanatics who snuck into the Ashgrove nightclub to hear Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, and the like (later beautifully chronicled on Dave’s classic Ashgrove release). The brothers formed the punkabilly band The Blasters in 1979, and over the next decade Dave would mature into one of Americana’s great players and songwriters. Tensions between the brothers drove them apart, and Dave would briefly join Doe in X and The Knitters before launching his solo career in 1987, releasing solo albums ranging from twangy roots-rock to country-folk to muscular blues. He won the Best Traditional Folk Grammy for 2000’s Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land, and will no doubt tap into that fertile territory for the Corrales gig. Dave’s longtime sideman Rick Shea will also join in the song circle.
Historic San Ysidro Church, 966 Old Church Rd, Corrales, NM
$22 adv, $25 door