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  • Summary: The 16-track release from The Blasters singer songwriter features 13 covers and were recorded from sessions over many years.
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  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Country, Blues, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Roots Rock, Early American Blues
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  1. Uncut
    Jan 20, 2021
    90
    It may have been assembled as a lockdown stopgap, but Songs From An Old Guitar is overall glorious, a career highlight in a career full of them. [Feb 2021, p.47]
  2. Mojo
    Jan 20, 2021
    80
    They were recorded in different session over 16 years, though feel right at home with each other. [Feb 2021, p.85]
  3. Jan 20, 2021
    80
    Produced by Alvin, From An Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings, the 16-song collection offers a mix of acoustic blues and ballads to electric bar room blues to folk and country/rock, a great representation of Alvin’s many endearing styles from one of the best songwriters and energetic guitarists of our time.
  4. 80
    From an Old Guitar may be a stop-gap release during the pandemic, but it’s also a consistently enlightening and even inspirational listening experience.
  5. Jan 20, 2021
    80
    Though it was stitched together from outtakes and covers, From an Old Guitar is a fully satisfying album filled with the spirit and vigor that has made Dave Alvin one of the enduring heroes of the Americana music community.