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Categorized as: Nightlife & Entertainment
Event tags: music, Pioneertown, Pappy's


DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY ONES! 9pm $12 advance $15 at the door

June 8, 2012

all ages

$12 advance / $15 at the door

tickets available at ticketweb or P&H

Dave Alvin, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and self-described

"barroom guitarist," is widely considered to be one of the pivotal

founders of the current Americana music scene. A fourth generation

Californian, Dave Alvin grew up in Downey, California as the local

landscape quickly evolved from orange groves and dairy farms to tract

homes and freeways.

Since forming the highly influential roots

rock/R+B band The Blasters, with his brother Phil in 1979, and

throughout his long and critically acclaimed solo career, Dave Alvin has

mixed his varied musical and literary influences into his own unique,

updated version of traditional American music. Combining elements of

blues, folk, R+B, rockabilly, Bakersfield country and garage rock and

roll with lyrical inspiration from local writers and poets like Raymond

Chandler, Gerald Locklin and Charles Bukowski, Alvin says that his songs

are "just like California.

A big, messy melting pot."

Dave Alvin's 30 years of recordings and live performances move through

the loud, aggressive rock and roll of The Blasters to the contemplative

acoustic storytelling of his solo albums, (KING OF CALIFORNIA, BLACKJACK

DAVID, DAVE ALVIN&THE GUILTY WOMEN) and from the traditional folk

of his Grammy winning CD, PUBLIC DOMAIN to the electric blues of his

ASHGROVE CD. Alvin has always managed to unite seemingly disparate

genres into a cohesive vision of contemporary roots music. You can

expect no less from his latest album, ELEVEN ELEVEN, released on Yep Roc

Jun 21st 2011.

Dave Alvin's songs have been recorded by a

who's who of contemporary roots artists from Los Lobos, Little Milton,

Robert Earl Keen, Marshal Crenshaw and Joe Ely to Dwight Yoakam, James

McMurtry, Buckwheat Zydeco, Alejandro Escovedo and X. His songs have

also been featured in many movies and television shows including

Justified, The Sopranos, True Blood, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Crybaby,

Miss Congeniality and From Dusk To Dawn.

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