DAVE ALVIN is of course the founder and main songwriter of the band that kick started the American roots rock scene in the early eighties THE BLASTERS.
‘Blues Boulevard’ originally released in 1991 on HIGHTONE Records and features DWIGHT YOAKAM, DAVID HIDALGO, and LEE ALLEN. This album is considered essential for anyone interested in Californian roots music from the early nineties. ‘Museum of the Heart’ originally released in 1993 on HIGHTONE and features an all star cast including JOHN DOE, SYD STRAW, and KATY MOFFATT. A particular note is the song ‘Between the Cracks’ co-written with TOM RUSSELL. Presented here as a 2 CD set released at MID-PRICE.
Disc 1: Blue Boulevard, Guilty man, Haley’s Comet, Why Did She Stay with Him, Rich Mans Town, Gospel Night, Plastic Rose, Brand New Heart, Wanda and Duane, Andersonville, Dry River. Disc 2: Don’t Talk About Her, A Woman’s Got A Right, Between The Cracks, Thirty Dollar Room, The Devils Wind, Drowning In Water Drowning In Flame, One Eyes Ballad, Longer Than I Thought, Six Nights A Week, Stranger In Town, As She Slowly Turns To Leave, Florence Avenue Lullaby.