Blue Blvd

Blue Blvd

by Dave Alvin



The only thing that mars this wonderful, rootsy singer/songwriter album is a heavy production hand and a drum sound attempting to give it a rock edge; consequently, some of the more beautiful songs like the title track suffer under the weight, but the final cut, "Dry River," is alone worth the price of the disc. Alvin's rock & roll pals come out to play -- Dwight Yoakam, David Hidalgo, saxophonist Lee Allen -- making the record essential for anyone interested in the state of California roots music in the early '90s.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/1991
Label: Hightone Records
UPC: 0012928802925
catalogNumber: 8029

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dave Alvin   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Dwight Yoakam   Background Vocals
Katy Moffatt   Background Vocals
Lee Allen   Saxophone
Terry Evans   Background Vocals
Don Falzone   Bass,Electric Bass
David Hidalgo   Background Vocals
Greg Leisz   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Donald Lindley   Drums
Rick Solem   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Dave Alvin   Producer
Michael Becker   Engineer
Bruce Bromberg   Producer
Paul DuGre   Engineer
Steve Shepherd   Engineer
Chris Silagyi   Producer
Geza   Engineer
Terri Lande Bromberg   Art Direction

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Blue Blvd 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first album I listened to by this artist. I found out about it hearing a song from another of his albums in a Barnes & Noble store, & asked the manager who was the artist, then purchased BLUE BLVD. The title cut is probably the best. But Mr. Alvin is an excellent story teller on all of the other songs as well, and to his credit, has a knowledge of an episode of American history that I haven't heard told very often (the Confederate prison camp described in ANDERSONVILLE). Superb strings, percussion, keyboards, and background vocals as well. I hope soon to get his latest album OUT IN CALIFORNIA.