Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones
DAVE ALVIN ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR,
BLASTERS REUNION AND RECEIVES PARDON IN CALIFORNIA
NEW STUDIO ALBUM "ELEVEN ELEVEN"
TO BE RELEASED JUNE 21 ON YEP ROC RECORDS
Los Angeles, CA - April 13, 2011
The "King of California" Dave Alvin and his band "The Guilty Ones" have announced their U.S. summer tour in support of the new studio album "Eleven Eleven" to be released by Yep Roc Records on June 21. The tour, officially kicking off June 11th, will take Alvin and his band to theatres, clubs and venues coast-to-coast with stops at several music festivals throughout June, July, August and September, additional dates will be announced. Recently debuting the new track "Harlan County Line" on an episode of FX's critically-acclaimed show Justified, view a video of the band performing the song live at the SXSW music festival on Music Fog, the Americana music show.
On May 22, Alvin will reunite with The Original Blasters for one-night-only, performing at the Doheny Blues Festival. Formed in 1979 in Downey, California, alongside brother Phil Alvin, The Blasters pioneered a new musical movement blending elements of the blues, rockabilly, punk and R&B creating their self-described "American Music." Notorious for their legendary, energetic live shows, in 1982 the group was officially banned from performing in the city of Davis, California following a particularly raucous concert. Recently, on April 5th, Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza presented Alvin with a formal proclamation pardoning the band and inviting them to once again play in the city. Read all about it at the Los Angeles Times music blog Pop & Hiss.
Alvin's new studio album "Eleven Eleven" has been described as his most driving, electric blues and rock oriented album since 2004's critically acclaimed Ashgrove. The set includes 11-tracks, featuring a host musicians Alvin had not recorded with since his days in The Blasters, the result is an album with songs rich in vivid stories, stretching from R&B royalty to labor history to Harlan County in Kentucky, with Dave's guitar work punctuating each tale, reinforcing moments of urgency, remorse and reflection.
A fourth generation Californian, Dave Alvin, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and self-described "barroom guitarist," is widely considered to be one of the pivotal founders of the current Americana music scene. Combining elements of blues, folk, R+B, rockabilly, Bakersfield country and garage rock and roll with lyrical inspiration from local writers and poets like Raymond Chandler, Gerald Locklin and Charles Bukowski, Alvin has mixed his varied musical and literary influences into his own unique, updated version of traditional American music. "My songs are just like California," says Alvin. "A big, messy melting pot."
THE ROWDY PRAIRIE DOGS
The Rowdy Prairie Dogs play Americana Music. Bluesy, Country-Rocking, Storytelling, Swampy, Southern-style Americana music. But these are northern boys with a southern heart. Their music takes you on a journey down the Dixie Highway from one end of the Mississippi River to the other.
In the last year, Robert J. and The Rowdy Prairie have had quite a ride.
- Releasing 2 CDs on the same day in April.
-Winning 6 MAMA Awards including.. Best Country CD, Best Rock CD and Vocalist of the Year in May.
-"The Revenge of the Rowdy Prairie Dogs" CD is released to radio where it climbed to #19 on the Americana chart in Europe and to #14 on the Roots Rock Chart!
They've played shows with...
- The Carolina Chocolate Drops
- John Eddie
- John Michael Montgomery
- The BoDeans
- Curly Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
- The New Riders of the Purple Sage
- Steelbridge Song Festival
- Riverfront Rendezvous
The Rowdy Prairie Dogs are from Madison, Wisconsin and play original Americana songs written by award winning songwriter, Robert J. Over the years Robert has experienced several lifetimes worth of stories and tall tales which he conveys to the listener and is best summarized by reviewer Don Zelazny from Americana Roots Magazine "Robert J's voice sounds as if finely marinated in whiskey and smoke, the band has released a killer cd full of great music with all the flavors of Americana on its ingredient list."
Presently, The RPDs are working on their second record to be released in the late fall 2010. The title, "Hanging Out In Barland".
Stay tuned for more adventures of the Rowdy Prairie Dogs! Coming Soon!
The Rowdy Prairie Dogs are......
Robert J. - Singer/songwriter/guitar/harmonica
Tom Dehlinger - Pedal Steel, Lap steel, Dobro, Mando, guitar
Ron Granberg - Drums
Joe McCloskey - Bass, vocals
Michael Tully - Guitars, vocals
High Noon Saloon
701 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
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