After nearly three decades, Dave and Phil’s divergent musical paths reunited with the release of Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy, a tribute to the seminal blues legend whom the brothers both cite as a huge influence on their careers. Having recently received a Grammy Nomination for Best Blues Album, it looks like this was a reunion that the brothers—and the rest of us—were more than ready for. “Me and my big brother just went in there and did it,” Dave said. “We just picked up the guitars and counted out the songs, and the record has that kind of energy. It’s the album the Alvin Brothers have been waiting their whole lives to make.”
At New York’s City Winery, the duo will play a special all-acoustic show, for which they’ll be supported by Chicago harpist Billy Boy Arnold.
Tickets start at $28 for the 8pm show. Head to City Winery’s website for more info and to purchase.
Click here for the rest of the brothers’ tour dates through September.
Read our Influences features with the Alvins HERE.