DAVE ALVIN CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF KING OF CALIFORNIA with Special Guest Greg Leisz

DAVE ALVIN CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF KING OF CALIFORNIA with Special Guest Greg Leisz

Christy McWilson

Wednesday, June 12th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30 ADV / $34 DOOR (plus fees)

Sold Out

  • We are SOLD OUT of advance tickets for this show.  There will be Standing-Room-Only tickets available at the door starting after 8pm, once the performance has started.
  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Dave Alvin
Dave Alvin
"There are two types of folk music: quiet folk music and loud folk music. I play both." - Dave Alvin

Dave Alvin, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and self-described "barroom guitarist," is widely considered to be one of the pivotal founders of the current Americana music scene. A fourth generation Californian, Dave Alvin grew up in Downey, California as the local landscape quickly evolved from orange groves and dairy farms to tract homes and freeways.

Since forming the highly influential roots rock/R+B band The Blasters, with his brother Phil in 1979, and throughout his long and critically acclaimed solo career, Dave Alvin has mixed his varied musical and literary influences into his own unique, updated version of traditional American music. Combining elements of blues, folk, R+B, rockabilly, Bakersfield country and garage rock and roll with lyrical inspiration from local writers and poets like Raymond Chandler, Gerald Locklin and Charles Bukowski, Alvin says that his songs are "just like California.
A big, messy melting pot."
Greg Leisz
Greg Leisz
American guitarist, plays lap- and pedal steel guitar, guitar, mandolin, bass and dobro. He also writes songs.
Christy McWilson
Christy McWilson
Christy McWilson was born into a family of musicians, spending her formative years near Downey, California. “I was close enough to Bakersfield to drive up and hear Merle Haggard once or twice, and was definitely, utterly, completely influenced by the LA sound of the 70s: Stone Poneys, Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, and Poco.”