Tape Date: April 21, 2013
Don’t Miss This Live eTown Taping!
eTOWN WELCOMES BACK GRAMMY AWARD WINNER DAVE ALVIN AND MAX GOMEZ FOR A LIVE RADIO SHOW TAPING AT eTOWN HALL
Presented by KUNC
WHEN: April 21, 2013 / 7:00 PM SHOW (6:00 PM Doors)
WHERE: eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
COST: $20.00 (plus tax and theater fee) / ON SALE NOW
He’s an artist that’s been with us multiple times over eTown’s 22 years of making radio shows, and we’re excited to have him back for his first visit to eTown Hall on April 21. Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Dave Alvin has been a friend of the show from the very beginning, and we’ve been a fan of his music even longer. Aside from his career as a solo artist, Alvin is known for his work with bands such as X, The Blasters and The Knitters. In 2000, Alvin earned a much-deserved Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for his collection of blues classics, entitled Public Domain: Songs From the Wild Land, and has shown no signs of slowing down since. He has worn multiple hats over his long career as a songwriter, producer, session musician and even as an actor in television shows and movies on occasion. With his 2011 release, entitled Eleven Eleven, he has said to have discarded all of the rules he followed throughout his 24 years as a solo artist for the creation of the album, which returns to his rock and roll roots. Rolling Stone magazine has called him “an under recognized guitar hero,” and we couldn’t agree more. Be sure to join us for this special intimate evening with Dave in our solar-powered, acoustically designed music facility!
Joining Dave Alvin at the taping will be up-and-coming American artist Max Gomez! The son of an artisanal furniture craftsman, Gomez grew up watching his father, learning the tools of the trade while simultaneously learning his way around the frets of his guitar. The workmanlike quality of his songwriting carries over from his days spent in the woodshed through an economy of words, phrase and narrative. A blues enthusiast from an early age, the young Gomez immersed himself in the primordial Delta and traditional folk blues of Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy and, of course, Robert Johnson. While many young artists write songs with the mere intention of entertaining the masses, Max’s songs are filled with the raw emotion and capture the spirit of those who came before him.