Thursday, September 21, 2006

South of the West

Dave Alvin, who's been mentioned in this space before, is tearing it up with a relaxed set backed not by his alt band The Blasters or The Knitters, fellow members of punk band X, but by The Guilty Men, which includes the tireless Chris Gaffney of T.H.B. on accordion and guitar. Alvin turns the Jackson Browne "Redneck Friend" romp into a blues number.

He tells the story of his new CD, West of the West, as well as his distinctive radio commercial voice, on NPR.

He also has one of the most personal, interactive web sites I've seen.

But now, it's closing in on 1:30 a.m. and the hotel beckons.

Look for more news from the AMA conference in this space on Friday.

– Michael K, TBPAC

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