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Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones

Presented by Zeppelin Productions

Dave Alvin, a Grammy Award winning songwriter, singer and  self described barroom guitarist, is considered by many to be  one of the pivotal pioneers of Americana.

A fourth generation Californian, Alvin grew up in the small  town of Downey and got his musical education by listening to  the late night border radio stations, watching his older cousins  play guitar and banjo, collecting dusty, rare 78s and sneaking  in underage to bars with his older brother, Phil, to see their  legendary blues heroes perform live and to learn from them  firsthand. Since forming the highly influential Roots Rock/R+B  band, The Blasters, with his brother in 1979, and through his  long, critically acclaimed solo career after he left the group in  1986, Dave Alvin has mixed his varied musical and literary  influences into his own unique, updated version of traditional  American music. Combining blues, folk, rockabilly, Bakersfield  country, surf and garage rock and roll with lyrical inspiration  from writers like Raymond Chandler and John Steinbeck, Alvin  says his songs are like California…a big, messy, melting pot.

Alvin has recorded with such diverse artists as Bobby Rush,  Tom Waits, John Mellancamp, Little Milton, Jimmie Dale  Gilmore and The Knitters, while his songs have been recorded  by performers like Los Lobos, Dwight Yoakam, James  McMurtry, Buckwheat Zydeco, Joe Ely and Marshall Crenshaw  as well as having been featured in various movies/TV shows  including The Sopranos, Justified, Girls, Crybaby, Dusk To  Dawn, The Wire and True Blood. Special projects include Alvin  reunited with his brother Phil for two blues albums including  the Grammy nominated Common Ground, an album with Texas  Flatlander Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a reunion with The Flesh  Eaters, and his most recent project, The Third Mind.

In the best of days, Dave can usually be found somewhere with  his band, The Guilty Ones, on some interstate highway headed  to his next gig.

Food & Bar: Our full food and drink menu will be available before and during the show.

Date: Thursday, June 29

Time: 7:30 pm

Doors Open: 6:30 pm