DAVE ALVIN helped to kick-start the American Roots-Rock scene in the early 80’s with the band THE BLASTERS and has since gone on to a career as a singer, songwriter and producer.
This two CD set from the vaults of HIGH TONE RECORDS features the album ‘Blackjack David’ originally released in 1998, and picks up where ‘King In California’ left off, and features a co-write ‘California Snow’ with TOM RUSSELL. ‘Out In California’, is a blistering live set with his band THE GUILTY MEN recorded at a number of shows in California in 2002, and contains one of his best songs ‘Fourth of July’. This great American songwriter revisits and reinterprets songs from every era of his career. Tracks: Disc 1: Blackjack David, Abilene, New Highway, California Snow, Evening Blues, The Way You Say Goodbye, Mary Brown, Laurel Lynn, 1968, From A Kitchen Table, Tall Trees. Disc 2: Out in California, Haley’s Comet, Little Honey, Who Do You Love, Abilene, Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down, Highway 99, Andersonville, All Round Man, Blue Boulevard, Wanda and Duane, Fourth of July, American Music, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.