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Dave Alvin is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has been a member of many bands over the years including The Blaster, X, and The Knitters. He continues to play with various groups while maintaining a solo music career.More about Dave Alvin.
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Dave Alvin's first solo album, entitled Romeo's Escape in the US and Every Night About This Time in the UK, added a purer country influence along with a larger side-portion of the blues. While the album was critically well received, it didn't fare well in the marketplace and Dave Alvin was dropped by his American record label, Columbia.
In 1989, Dwight Yoakam scored a hit on the country charts with Dave Alvin's song "Long White Cadillac". Dave Alvin used the royalties to start work on his second solo set, Blue Blvd. Released by the California-based roots-music label Hightone Records in 1991, Blue Blvd received enthusiastic reviews and sold well enough to re-establish Dave Alvin as a significant artist in the roots rock scene.
After releasing Museum of Heart in 1993, Dave Alvin began to turn his attention to acoustic music with 1994's King of California. Over the next several years, Dave Alvin moved back and forth between hard-edged roots rock and more introspective acoustic material that still honored his influences. In 2000, Dave Alvin recorded a collection of traditional folk and blues classics, Public Domain: Songs From the Wild Land, which earned him a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.