Dave Alvin has gone from being a member of several respected roots-rock, punk, and post-punk bands to becoming a distinctive singer/songwriter in the Americana genre. His long history as a performer and his eclectic musical tastes have made him one of the most respected and admired singer/songwriters on the scene today.
Dave Alvin was born on November 11, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, and raised in the suburb of Downey. The Alvin household was a musical one, and both Dave and his brother Phil enjoyed listening to the old blues, Cajun, rockabilly and pop music records their parents had. Soon the brothers were exploring music, especially older styles, themselves. They both learned to play instruments and joined local bands. The Alvin brothers were lucky... Read More