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David Albert Alvin

Birthplace: Downey, Los Angeles County, California, United States
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Brother of Philip Joseph Alvin

Occupation: singer-songwriter, guitarist, music producer and poet
Managed by: Patricia Ann Clark
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About Dave Alvin

David Albert Alvin (born November 11, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. He is a former and founding member of the roots rock band the Blasters. Alvin has recorded and performed as a solo artist since the late 1980s and has been involved in various side projects and collaborations. He has had brief stints as a member of the bands X and the Knitters.


  1. Grammy Award winning songwriter, singer, producer and self described “barroom guitarist”, is considered by many to be one of the pivotal pioneers of Americana.
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Dave Alvin's Timeline

November 11, 1955
Downey, Los Angeles County, California, United States