Dave Alvin & his brother Phil, who haven’t made an album together in almost 30 years, were inspired to record "Common Ground."after an illness nearly took Phil’s life in 2012. Dave & Phil resolved to return to the studio and pay tribute to the blues legend. The result, "Common Ground" includes 12 songs that capture a 30-year cross section of Broonzy’s canon, performed by the Alvins’ in their signature style of rollicking roots and stomping country blues.