Along with Bettye LaVette’s performance at Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at SPAC last month, this has got to rank as the best show of the summer so far.
Go here to read my review in the Times Union.
QUOTES OF NOTE
In explaining the title of the band’s album – which is simply “Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women” – Alvin announced, “Oh, it took us five minutes to come up with that title. ‘Disraeli Gears’ was already taken.”
And during the introduction to the final encore of the night, Alvin declared, “The secret of life is contained in this song by the great existential philosopher, Doris Day.”
DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY WOMEN SET LIST
The Weight of the World
King of California
Boss of the Blues
What Am I Worth
The Man of Somebody’s Dreams
Que Sera Sera
Dave Alvin (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar), Cindy Cashdollar (lap steel, dobro), Laurie Lewis (vocals, fiddle, mandolin), Amy Farris (vocals, fiddle), Sarah Brown (bass), Christy McWilson (vocals), Lisa Pankrantz (drums)
Additional photos by Jon Flanders are here