Tuesday, June 21 2011
Dave Alvin has just written and recorded the best damn Johnny Ace song one could ever imagine, "Johnny Ace Is Dead".
Monday, June 8 2009
From bluegrass to the blues, the Old Settler’s Music Festival has been serving up Americana-style roots music since 1987.
Thursday, January 29 2009
A roots rock icon gets the retro treatment from Shout and does not disappoint.
Tuesday, July 25 2006
Dave Alvin is like a history teacher with a guitar. But instead of penning his own history textbook, he's given us lessons through other people's words with this CD. If history was this entertaining back when I attended high school, I probably wouldn't have fallen asleep so often in class.
Thursday, July 15 2004
Friday, November 8 2002
The Blasters were one of the few bastions of what is often referred to as roots rock in the '80s. Just don't ask them to sit quietly in any category.