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Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women

Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Photo provided by the artist
A One-Of-A-Kind Session With Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women

We have had Dave Alvin on the World Cafe a number of times before, solo and with his brother Phil as well. He and Phil made some very influential records with the Blasters in the 1980's bringing roots music to the LA punk scene. Dave has continued on with numerous singer songwriter records. Today we revisit a one of a kind session from 2009 when Dave was touring with his all female band The Guilty Women who included, among many talented ladies, steel player Cindy Cashdollar and fiddler Laurie Lewis. Today we'll hear how the Guity Women became Dave's band following the death from cancer of his good friend Chris Gaffney in 2008. Alvin was unable to put The Guilty Men back on the road without his friend and looked for different musicians. However unfortunate the reason behind forming The Guilty Women they were a super band and we will revisit some great performances today.

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Recent Release: Lost Time
Release Date: September 18, 2015
Label: Yep Roc Records