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'Common Ground': The Alvin Brothers return with their first album in 30 years

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Musicians Dave and Phil Alvin.
Beth Herzhaft
Musicians Dave and Phil Alvin.

It's been nearly 30 years since the brothers have recorded an album together, but they're back at it again. Their new album is called "Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Boonzy."

In 1979, two brothers from Downey, California — Phil and Dave Alvin  — started a band called the Blasters. Their sound was a mix of blues and rock with the occasional tinge of punk:

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The band enjoyed a loyal following and were fixtures in the L.A. 1980s music scene, but in 1986, Dave Alvin left the band to pursue a solo career. It's been nearly 30 years since the brothers have recorded an album together, but they're back at it again. 

Their new album is called "Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Boonzy." The Alvin brothers joins Take Two in studio to talk about music, life and brotherhood. 

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