Dave Alvin: Public Domain—Songs From the Wild Land

On “Songs from the Wild Land”, singer/songwriter and former Blaster Dave Alvin explores America’s and his own musical roots. Alvin says he wanted to produce something timeless. The songs on this record have no known authors, and many are so familiar they almost feel genetically encoded. Alvin and his band, The Guilty Men, give them strong arrangements and fresh life.
Public Domain:  Songs From the Wild Land
Released: 8/15/2000
Genre: Americana
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An Air of Eternity
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