5 Questions: Dave Alvin

Dave_Alvin_Eleven_Eleven https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dave_Alvin_Eleven_Eleven.jpg

Dave Alvin has been a mainstay of American roots music since 1979 when he and his brother Phil formed The Blasters. He’s recorded and performed solo since the early 80s, and has been a collaborator with X and The Knitters.

For more on this indispensable songwriter, check out his site here.

1. What’s been keeping you up at night?
The coyotes outside my window.

2. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or heard lately?
Blind Boy Paxton. Always the coolest.

3. What’s the most exciting thing you’re working on right now?
Recording and then more recording. Hopefully it’ll all come out soon.

4. If you could add anyone, alive or dead to your team, who would it be?
Chris Gaffney and Lee Allen. (I know you asked for only one but I’m sticking with two)

5. When the movie of your life is made, what will it be called?
The Smoking Section