Phil and Dave Alvin Find Common Ground

Read about the long-awaited reunion of Dave and Phil Alvin

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As previously reported on this site…it’s been thirty years since their last, but Dave and Phil Alvin of The Blasters have recorded another album, released today on Yep Roc Records.  The album is a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy – Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy.

Common Ground is also available in 180-gram, gatefold vinyl LP which comes with CD & digital download.  The first 500 CD or LP bundles receive pre-order exclusive 3″x2″ cast pewter belt buckle with brothers’ names and crossed guitars.

“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.  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 twelve songs that capture a thirty-year cross-section of Broonzy’s canon, performed by the Alvins’ in their signature style of rollicking roots and stomping country blues.

 

Here about it from the Brothers Alvin

 

Read about the long-awaited reunion of Dave and Phil Alvin

 

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