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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Dave Alvin Celebrates The 25th Anniversary of King of California

Opener: Dead Rock West
  • Doors Open: 7:30 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Ticket Price: $30
  • Genre: Americana/Alt-Country

An Americana classic, renewed

Description

Recorded in Los Angeles the day after the historic 1994 Northridge earthquake and produced by Greg Leisz, "King of California" is an Americana classic. The album had its genesis its title track, a readymade folk ballad written for Dave's mother, in which an aspiring suitor heads west to make his fortune in the wild, still-young Golden State. “King of California is when I decided ‘this is when I let the song tell me what it sounds like,’” says Alvin. “Ever since then, that’s been my rule. It sounds ridiculous, but it was something I had to learn.” Originally released on Hightone Records, and being reissued by Craft Recordings, the remastered, expanded edition includes a previously unreleased instrumental studio track, “Riverbed Rag,” along with bonus material. And King of California is available on vinyl for the first time EVER! Come by and hear Dave's latest thinking on this great album, and pick up a copy. Dead Rock West opens with their tribute to The Everly Brothers.

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Dave Alvin - "King Of California" [Live from Austin, TX]