Sunday, February 04, 2007

Dave Alvin at the Sportsmen's February 5

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men, featuing one of roots rock's best and favorite singers, songwriters and guitar players in Dave Alvin, formerly of the Blasters, will play a sold out, basically private party show at the Sportsmens' Tavern on Amherst Street in Buffalo at 8 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2007.
The fact that this show/party, the first event at the Sportsmen's that had a cover charge, $25, is coming here is still a testament to the amazing ability Dwane Hall and crew have of bringing great music, from country and rock to blues and folk, at normally no cost to listeners.
Ken Biringer, all-around good guy who does publicity and many other things for the Sportmens', and Dwane worked on bringing Alvin, a Grammy Award winner, when they found out he was available. When it was discovered that he could be brought to Buffalo for a show at a cost, it was discussed and Hall said yes. Then, the Sportsmen's patrons and other music fans said yes; without word in print in places like the Buffalo News, Buffalo Rising or Artvoice, or even in web sites or blogs like this, but by simple word of mouth, the show sold out in days.
Val and I will be in attendance (I caught Alvin with the Blasters about 25 years ago, and Val has seen him solo), and we will report back, but let us join the list of peple thanking those at the Sportsmen's Tavern for bringing this great show to Buffalo.


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