The Blasters' Phil Alvin Sorts Through the Unholy Mess They've Made of American Music

Metro Silicon Valley | July 24, 2008
Frankly, between his rapid delivery of music history, his mind that seems to operate faster than his mouth and his penchant for breaking into 19th-century songs, the passer-by would think Phil Alvin is a certified loon. But really, he has built himself into a musicologist through playing and mastering America's early styles and now exists at a level of musical awareness that seems baffling to the lay ear.

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