Dave Alvin’s New Album Eleven Eleven Streaming Exclusively on Facebook

May 26, 2011

DaveAlvinDave Alvin and Yep Roc Records have teamed up with Facebook to offer fans an exclusive, first-listen of Alvin’s new studio album “Eleven Eleven.” For a limited time on Dave Alvin’s official Facebook page, listen to the entire record and pre-order the album on iTunes before it hits stores on June 21st. Previously announced, Dave Alvin and his band, the Guilty Ones, will hit the road on a 30+ date coast-to-coast U.S. summer tour in support of the album beginning June 11th.
Described as the “King of California’s” most driving, electric blues and rock oriented album since 2004’s critically acclaimed Ashgrove, Eleven Eleven includes 11-tracks featuring a host musicians Alvin had not recorded with since his days in The Blasters and for the first time ever, sings on record with his brother Phil, the lead singer of The Blasters.
Recently, Alvin released the first single from the new album titled “Harlan County Line.” The song, now available on iTunes, was written and recorded specifically for the FX television series Justified, fictionally based in Harlan County, KY. Alvin and his band appeared in an episode earlier this season (episode 3 titled “The I of the Storm”), performing during a barroom scene.
Combining elements of blues, folk, R+B, rockabilly, Bakersfield country and garage rock and roll with lyrical inspiration from local writers and poets like Raymond Chandler, Gerald Locklin, and Charles Bukowski, Alvin has mixed his varied musical and literary influences into his own unique, updated version of traditional American music. “My songs are just like California,” says Alvin. “A big, messy melting pot."
A fourth generation Californian, Dave Alvin, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and self-described "barroom guitarist," is widely considered to be one of the pivotal founders of the current Americana music scene. Since forming the highly influential roots rock/R+B band The Blasters, and throughout his long and critically acclaimed solo career, his 30 years of recordings and live performances move through loud, aggressive rock and roll to contemplative acoustic storytelling. His songs have been recorded by a who's who of contemporary roots artists from Los Lobos, Little Milton and Joe Ely to Dwight Yoakam, James McMurtry and X; while they have also been featured in many movies and television shows including The Sopranos, True Blood, The Wire, Justified, Six Feet Under, Crybaby, Miss Congeniality, and From Dusk To Dawn.
Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones confirmed U.S. tour dates:
Date                Venue                                                 City/State
May 28            Moe’s                                                 Santa Cruz, CA
May 29             Santa Cruz Blues Festival                      Aptos, CA
June 11             The Earl                                               Atlanta, GA                  w/ Los Straitjackets
June 14             The Grey Eagle                                     Asheville, NC                w/ Los Straitjackets
June 15             The Visulite                                          Charlotte, NC                w/ Los Straitjackets
June 16             The Cat’s Cradle                                   Carrboro, NC                w/ Los Straitjackets
June 17             The Birchmere                                      Alexandria, VA             w/ Los Straitjackets
June 18             Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Festival        Honesdale, PA
June 19             Club Helsinki                                        Hudson, NY                  w/ Los Straitjackets
June 21             Iron Horse                                            Northampton, MA
June 22            Johnny D’s                                           Somerville, MA             w/ Los Straitjackets
June 23             City Winery                                         New York, NY               w/ Los Straitjackets
June 24             City Winery                                          New York, NY               w/ Los Straitjackets
June 25             World Café Live                                     Philadelphia, PA           w/ Los Straitjackets
June 26             Concerts in the Studio                           Freehold, NJ
June 28             Ram’s Head                                         Annapolis, MD
June 30             Southgate House                                  Newport, KY
July 1               Beachland Ballroom                              Cleveland, OH
July 2               The Ark                                                Ann Arbor, MI
July 3               Fitzgerald’s American Music Festival      Berwyn, IL
July 4               Shank Hall                                           Milwaukee, WI
July 6               High Noon Saloon                                 Madison, WI
July 7               Off Broadway                                        St. Louis, MO
July 8               Zoofest                                                 Lincoln, NE
July 9               Folly Theater                                        Kansas City, MO
July 14             Kessler Theater                                    Dallas, TX
July 15             Continental Club Houston                      Houston, TX
July 16             Continental Club                                     Austin, TX
July 21             Soiled Dove                                          Denver, CO
July 22             Performing Arts Center at Third              Carbondale, CO
July 23             The State Room                                  Salt Lake City, UT
August 18         The Troubadour                                     Los Angeles, CA           w/ Los Straitjackets
August 20         Great American Music Hall                    San Francisco, CA        w/ Los Straitjackets
August 27        Slow Food Roots Music Festival             Stanwood, WA
August 28         Eugene Celebration                               Eugene, OR
* additional dates to be announced
For up-to-date information, please visit the official Dave Alvin website: www.DaveAlvin.net.

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