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:
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.