In addition to his prodigious skills as a songwriter, arranger, and guitarist, Alvin has a knack for picking worthy associates. Lee Allen, John Doe, David Hidalgo, Greg Leisz—Alvin’s shared the stage or studio with all of them. It’s no surprise, then, that one of the highlights of his new release is the company Alvin’s keeping. Released in combination with a tribute album honoring his late friend/band-mate Chris Gaffney, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women is, in some sense, another kind of tribute to Gaffney.
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