Dave Alvin turns it up. The intensity, the focus, the volume. On Alvin's new album Eleven Eleven, the man who many credit with pioneering what has come to be known as 'roots rock,' revisits the burning, guitar-centered blues rock that initially defined his career along with his band The Blasters in the late 1970s.
This album album had me from the opening track, featuring a haunting classic Alvin hook. Check out "Black Rose of Texas," a loving tribute to late bandmate Amy Farris.