Alvin plans tour with Guilty Women
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Alvin plans tour with Guilty Women

Friday, May 8, 2009 – Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women will be hitting the road in support of their self-titled disc. The tour starts in mid-June in California and winds up in October in San Francisco.

Alvin recorded the disc, due May 26 on Yep Roc, in the wake of the death of his friend Chris Gaffney, who was also in his regular band, the Guilty Men. The women here are Christy McWilson, who was with Seattle's The Picketts, Cindy Cashdollar of Asleep at the Wheel fame, Nina Gerber, bluegrasser Laurie Lewis, Amy Farris, Sarah Brown and Lisa Pankratz, an Austin drummer.

Tour dates are:
Thursday June 18 - Santa Cruz, CA
Saturday June 20 - San Jan Capist., CA
Tuesday 23 - Chico, CA
Thursday June 25 - Redding , CA
Friday, June 26 - San Francisco, CA
Saturday June 27 - Laytonville, CA
Friday July 3 - Springfield , IL
Saturday July 4 - Berwyn , IL
Sunday July 5 - Benton Harbor, MI
Tuesday July 7 - Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday July 8 - Cleveland, OH
Thursday July - Pittsburgh, PA
Friday July 10 - Philadelphia, PA
Saturday July11 - New York City, NY
Sunday July 12 - Amagansett, NY
Wednesday July 15 - Cambridge , MA
Thursday July 16 - Fall River, MA
Saturday July 18 - Greenfield , MA
Sunday July 19 - Ottawa, ON
Friday July 24 - Annapolis , MD
Saturday July 25 - Alexandria, VA
Wednesday Aug. 5 - Solana Beach, CA
Thursday Aug. 6 - Santa Monica, CA
Friday Aug. 7 - Bakersfield, CA
Saturday Aug. 8 - Sparks, NV
Wednesday Sept. 2 - Winters, CA
Thursday Sept. 3 - Sonora, CA
Saturday Sept. 5 - Portland , OR
Sunday Sept. 6 - Seattle
Saturday, Oct. 3 - San Francisco, CA

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