Yep Roc is delighted to finally bring you Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy. The album is available for purchase at the Yep Roc Store, iTunes, and Amazon – and the fascinating story of the brothers’ relationship over the years in the subject of this Wall Street Journal article, “A Torn-Up Band of Brothers, Finally on the Mend.”
In Common Ground, The Alvins’ interpretations of Big Bill range from faithful to loose and Dave and Phil both play guitar and sing. They are joined on some tracks by Dave’s band members Lisa Pankratz (drums) and Brad Fordham (bass) as well as The Blasters’ pianist Gene Taylor. Other tracks feature noted session musicians Bob Glaub (bass) and Don Heffington (drums). All tracks were recorded at Winslow Court Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
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