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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground

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Blasters fans and blues lovers alike are going to flip for this. Dave and Phil Alvin are back together again and achieve a perfect balance between an original Blasters reunion album and a Dave/Phil solo album. It took a near-death experience to reunite Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, the California brothers at the heart of The Blasters. Phil died and was brought back to life over in Spain. Anytime an album gives you a shiver while you're paying close attention or not, it's worth the money. And, there are a few times on this album that'll make you stop and focus. This record succeeds because the music is enhanced by the playing and singing, not weighed down by history.

1.   All By Myself

2.   I Feel So Good

3.   How You Want It Done?

4.   Southern Flood Blues

5.   Big Bill Blues

6.   Key To The Highway

7.   Tomorrow

8.   Just A Dream

9.   You've Changed

10. Stuff They Call Money

11. Truckin' Little Woman

12. Saturday Night Rub

The Players ...

Dave Alvin - Guitar & Vocals

Phil Alvin - Guitar, Harp & Vocals

Brad Fordham* - Bass

Lisa Pankratz* - Drums

Gene Taylor* - Piano

Don Heffington* - Drums

* Guest Artist

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Common Ground - Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin discuss Big Bill Broonzy, brothers (02:57)
Available for pre-order now via Yep Roc Records, at http://goo.gl/DYRgAQ. Available worldwide June 3. "We argue sometimes, but we never argue about Big Bill Broonzy," says Dave Alvin when explaining why he and brother Phil, who haven't made an album together in almost 30 years, were inspired to record Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy set for June 3 release on Yep Roc. The Alvin brothers, who founded seminal early LA punk roots band The Blasters in 1979, have shared a fascination with Broonzy since childhood. After an illness nearly took Phil's life in 2012, they resolved to return to the studio and pay tribute to the blues legend. Common Ground includes 12 songs that capture a 30-year cross section of Broonzy's canon, performed by the Alvins' in their signature style of rollicking roots and stomping country blues.
  • Common Ground - Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin discuss Big Bill Broonzy, brothers
    Available for pre-order now via Yep Roc Records, at http://goo...

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Yep Roc Records
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