Free MP3 Download From Dave Alvin: “Harlan County Line”

Dave Alvin

The presence of Dave Alvin can be felt across the spectrum of rock music. From his tenure with The Blasters, a roots-rock band formed with his brother Phil, to his involvement in alternative rock and punk bands X and The Flesh Eaters, Alvin has been a musical force to be reckoned with since 1979.

After his departure from The Blasters in the mid 1980’s, Alvin began to record material under his own name; his first album, Romeo’s Escape, was released in 1987. These solo albums recalled the roots-rock base of The Blasters, but emphasized elements of both country and blues.  In the early 1990’s Alvin began to dedicate his time to acoustic music, aiming to showcase his vocal talent.

Billing himself as a folk artist, Dave Alvin says there are two kinds of folk music: “quiet folk music” and “loud folk music.” He plays them both. Alvin’s newest album, Eleven Eleven, was released hot on the tail of the crunchy, bluesy roots-rock of 2009’s Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women. Rolling Stone calls him “an under-recognized guitar player” and PopMatters says “He’s a true troubadour, in the best sense of the word.”

Come on down to the High Noon Saloon on Wednesday (July 6, 2011) and hear him perform with The Guilty Ones for yourself.  Tickets here.  ($1 per ticket to benefit We Are Wisconsin.)

-Sam Clark

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD:  Dave Alvin – “Harlan County Line”

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