Guitarist Keith Wyatt has been with Phil Alvin's Blasters, one of the most storied roots ensembles to emerge from the '80s, for almost two decades now. But even after 17 years, he's still frequently standing in the shadow of original Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin, who left the band in 1986 to pursue a solo career after penning such roots classics as "Marie, Marie," "American Music," and Dwight Yoakam's hit "Long White Cadillac."
Anytime the Blasters announce a gig on Facebook, one can usually expect several "is Dave playing this gig?" messages on either Phil or Dave's Facebook pages. Or both.
Wyatt just laughs about the ongoing drama.