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Saturday 14 September 2013


Posting the Blasters led me to look out Dave Alvin's tremendous 2004 album on Yep Roc "Ashgrove!
I know I said he would feature further down the line - but after listening to this it had to be now

The title song is autobiographical and tells the story of how Dave and Phil used to sneak in to the Ashgrove club as youngsters  to see such Blues legends as Big Joe Turner and Lightnin' Hopkins
In the song Dave bemoans the fact  that all the Blues legends are now gone. Judging by this song and the other 10 on the album the genre is  still pretty safe in his hands.
A seriously underrated artist -check him out if you haven't done so already

Dave Alvin - Ashgrove


  1. Can we now have a series about people who were n bands but are now teachers?

  2. Could be a short one - I'm not familiar with any others.Are you?