Nick Bollinger talks to Americana veteran Dave Alvin about his brother, the blues, and the songs of Big Bill Broonzy.
As The Blasters, brothers Phil and Dave Alvin made three studio albums between 1981 and 1985, mostly of Dave Alvin’s original songs, before going their separate ways; Phil to pursue his parallel interest in mathematics, Dave to build a solo career around his own great songs. Last year the pair reunited for their first joint recordings since the Blasters days to pay homage to one of their shared heroes, the great bluesman Big Bill Broonzy. Now the pair are coming to New Zealand for the first time, with shows at Auckland’s Tuning Fork and Wellington’s Bodega.
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