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Old Town School of Folk Music
Musicians hold a piece of folk and blues history
Musicians hold a piece of folk and blues history

Phil and Dave Alvin, who founded the influential group the Blasters in the late '70s and who have been an integral part of the American music scene ever since, made a special stop when they passed through Chicago earlier this week. The Brothers Alvin had just concluded a leg of a Roots on the Rails trip, in which musicians and fans cross the country by train (rootsontherails.com). They arrived at Chicago's Union Station Monday afternoon, then performed at FitzGerald's in Berwyn that evening along with trainmates Jon Langford, John Doe, Rick Shea, David Olney and Christy McWilson. On Tuesday, Dave Alvin had a train to catch -- another leg of the trip that would take him...

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