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LISTEN: Dave Alvin, “Man Walks Among Us”

Nov 17, 2020

LISTEN: Dave Alvin,

Artist: Dave Alvin
Hometown: Downey, California
Song: “Man Walks Among Us”
Album: From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings
Release Date: November 20, 2020
Label: Yep Roc Records

In Their Words: “Marty Robbins, despite his 40-year, highly successful musical career, remains an underrated songwriter (he wrote “El Paso,” one of the greatest songs in American roots music history, and was a huge influence on me and many other aspiring songwriters). “Man Walks Among Us” is a good example of his serious lyrical and melodic talents. Born and raised in Arizona, he celebrates the desert environment he obviously loved and treasured. Being a desert lover myself, when I first heard this song, I was thrilled that Marty Robbins shared my appreciation for the wildlands and had put my feelings into a song. Even though I don’t possess Mr. Robbins’ incredible vocal skills, I always wanted to record this bittersweet rumination on the love for and the potential loss of our beautiful, tough yet fragile Western deserts.” — Dave Alvin

Photo credit: Chip Duden

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