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The Drop: Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin

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GRAMMY winner Dave Alvin and brother Phil Alvin have joined again to release Lost Time (Yep Roc Records), the follow-up to their 2014 GRAMMY-nominated album Common Ground, set to drop on September 18. Over the album's 12 tracks, the Alvin brothers pay homage to a number of artists and songs that had an early, formative influence on them — in Dave's words, "The masters of the blues, the most transcendental form of American music." Everyone from Lead Belly to James Brown is represented, but the figure who looms largest on the album, and in the brothers' own musical journey, is Big Joe Turner. The Alvins met Big Joe as teenagers, and he would mentor them for the remainder of his life. They remain his humble students, and cut four Turner songs for Lost Time. Dave and Phil both sing and play guitar throughout Lost Time, and are joined by musicians including Lisa Pankratz (drums), Brad Fordham (bass), and Chris Miller (guitar). The Alvin brothers founded seminal early LA punk roots band The Blasters in 1979, and after Dave left the group in 1986, they did not record an album together again until Common Ground. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate discussion and performance, hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation.

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