Thursday, June 01, 2006

In House #1632: Dave Alvin's West of the West; New Tim Easton, James Luther Dickinson

The latest chapter in the career of singer-songwriter Dave Alvin is a tribute to his California songwriting heroes. West of the West finds Alvin covering everyone from Merle Haggard to Tom Waits to Kate Wolf as his influences are as wide-ranging as one might expect. Alvin, you may recall, got his start in the late seventies as a member of the roots-infused punk band (or is that punk-infused roots band?) The Blasters. Along the way, he's also been a part of the Flesh Eaters and the X side project the Knitters, who reconvened for an excellent release last year after a twenty year hiatus. West of the West is new out on yep roc, marking Alvin's second release for the label.

Dave Alvin

In House #1632.
Airdate: 6/01/06
Focus: New release from Dave Alvin, West of the West, plus new music from Tim Easton, James Luther Dickinson and more.


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