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On my iPod right now: The Jackson 5's I'll Be There
Dave Alvin. Photo by Issa Sharp
Hello Orange Countians! To all of you guys who went out to see the Dick Dale show at the Coach House, we hope you caught the shout out he gave The Gazette! To be mentioned from the mouth of such a legend is truly an honor. The show was everything we expected and more! He played the trumpet and sang Louis Armstrong, did a killer rendition of Johnny Cash's Walk the Line, and even tackled The Animal's House of The Rising Sun, ON TOP of his own incredible catalog. We hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did.
Another event you won't want to miss coming up at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano is Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women. Below is a press release about Dave and his two new albums, available now. One is dedicated to Chris Gaffney, Alvin's longtime friend and accordionist. Alvin called in the big guns to perform on this tribute to his fallen friend. Should be amazing.
The Coach House, Saturday June 20th, Doors open at 6, Show Starts at 8, tickets are $15.
Dave Alvin to Release New Album with All Female Band
Curates Chris Gaffney Tribute Album
February 24, 2009 (Chapel Hill, NC) – Dave Alvin will lead his new band The Guilty Women on their new self-titled album due out 5/26 on Yep Roc Records. Simultaneously, Yep Roc will release the Alvin-curated tribute to late friend and band mate Chris Gaffney, Man of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney.
Dave Alvin’s current labors of love, the albums Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women and Man of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney are inextricably linked. After the death of long-time Guilty Men accordionist and best friend Chris Gaffney, Alvin set out compiling a tribute to the man and his songs, racking up tracks by heavyweights like Calexico, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo, James McMurtry and many others.
Even though Alvin knew that Chris would want him back in the studio creating and doing what he loved as fast as possible, Dave felt the wound was still too raw to record with the Guilty Men. However, turning his considerable creative forces to a fresh project was just what the doctor ordered. The Guilty Women line-up of Cindy Cashdollar, Nina Gerber, Laurie Lewis, Christy McWilson, Sarah Brown, Amy Farris and Lisa Pankratz debuted at the 2008 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Alvin knew instantly this was the band he would record with. “It just felt so natural,” says Alvin. “It was like I had been playing with them for a hundred years.”
1. “Marie Marie” (Dave Alvin)
2. “California’s Burning” (Dave Alvin)
3. “Downey Girl” (Dave Alvin)
4. “Weight of the World” (Christy McWilson)
5. “Anyway” (Dave Alvin/Amy Farris)
6. “Boss of the Blues” (Dave Alvin)
7. “Potter’s Field” (Christy McWilson)
8. “River Under the Road” (Sarah Brown/Anna Egge/Jimmie Dale Gilmore)
9. “These Times We’re Living In” (Kate Wolf)
10. “Nana and Jimi” (Dave Alvin)
11. “Don’t Make No Promises” (Tim Hardin)
12. “Que Sera, Sera” (Raymond Evans/Jay Livingston)