Dave Alvin's new CD 'From an Old
Guitar: Rare & Unreleased' due 11/20

Latest News: Rick Shea is releasing Love & Desperation, a new studio album with 12 songs on Tres Pescadores Records on Oct. 23. He describes the album as "a product of these times we're living in" as it was recorded before and during the pandemic. Musicians on the album include Skip Edwards, David Jackson, and Shawn Nourse. Song titles include JUANITA, A TENDERHEARTED LOVE, BLUES STOP KNOCKIN' AT MY DOOR and THE WORLD'S GONE CRAZY. IIIIII
    Pay Up, Cheaters! The Story of the Beat Farmers, is a documentary directed by Jamie Dawson which can be viewed on YouTube. It is the story of the Southern California band, The Beat Farmers. The film features interviews with Dave Alvin, Steve Berlin, Dwight Yoakam, Mojo Nixon, and Peter Case. Dave toured with Country Dick Montana, the lead singer of the Beat Farmers, as the Pleasure Barons in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band released the Live in Las Vegas album on HighTone in 1993.  IIIIII
The Center of Nowhere: The Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Missouri documentary film is now available to stream and purchase on Amazon, Amazon UK, Vimeo, and on demand on the cable networks Comcast, Charter/Spectrum and Cox. A DVD release is planned for around Dec. 1 and will include more than 70 minutes of bonus footage and detailed liner notes. (((Latest News cont. on page 2 ))))

The Blasters Newsletter is now on Facebook

American Music: The Blasters/ Dave Alvin Newsletter launched a page on the social media platform Facebook on April 11, 2020. The page is a place for fans to post things and converse about the Blasters/Dave Alvin and their related musicians. More importantly, it's a place to find the latest Blasters newsletter release and back issues in free downloadable PDF files. Since the group page was created, over 1100 members have signed on and the membership is still growing. This group is strictly moderated by the Blasters Newsletter team. There is no selling of merchandise, no ads, and no sharing of your personal information. It's all for the love of our American Music. Check it out.

In This Issue:  Dave Alvin's 'From an Old Guitar' CD, The Blasters and band updates,  and behind the scenes of Dave
Alvin's L.A. Times 2000 cover story.

Dave Alvin   From an Old Guitar:
Rare and Unreleased Recordings