In 1977 I travelled to the US to stay with a pen friend who lived in Downey, California and little did I know then that Downey was the home of what was to become one of the seminal bands of roots-rock – the Blasters. Formed by brothers Phil and Dave Alvin, they would go on to release four studio albums before Dave left in 1986.
Dateline 1985 and the boyfriend who had driven me to the airport in 1977 (by then my husband) attended a Long Ryders gig in Guildford during which he heard,…Continue
Added by Jela Webb on April 21, 2012 at 18:21 — No Comments
It’s been six or seven years since Dave Alvin last toured the UK so this was a highly anticipated show by yours truly and it more than lived up to expectations! Alvin’s website says ‘there are two types of folk music: quiet folk music and loud folk music. I play both’. He did just that but drew on his…Continue
Added by Jela Webb on April 19, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments