OFOAM & the Egyptian Theater Foundation are bringing Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones to Ogden not only to provide great music but to support the preservation of Ogden’s beautiful Peery’s Egyptian Theater, one of only a handful of Egyptian Theaters still standing, one of two existing “atmospheric” ceilings that currently exist, and Utah’s only remaining bona-fide Movie Palace. The building façade needs repairs, from the leaking canopy, to the plaster damaged exterior and columns.
Repairs will be accomplished with the oversight and approval of Ogden’s Historic Society. Plans are underway for the repairs and we need your help! A portion of our ticket sales ($18 adv./$20 day of) and any direct donations will be put to work to continue Ogden’s love affair with this beautiful venue. For tickets and more information visit the Peery's Egyptian Theater website.
Dave Alvin has been receiving critical acclaim for his song tracks on the popular TV show “Justified”. He was picked by the show’s music supervisor because Dave’s voice was the voice that he felt would be playing in the main character’s head.
"Alvin headlined opening night for the Ogden Music Festival three years ago, playing in a folk duo with Chris Miller. Miller and Alvin will be plugged in with their full band, The Guilty Ones, (Brad Fordham and Lisa Pankratz round out the band) for the Egyptian show.
“You know Dave likes to say there is soft folk music and loud folk music, and he likes to play both,” said Michelle Tanner, founder of OFOAM. “With this Egyptian show, we’re having him back to Ogden to play the loud kind.”" Linda Brady, Ogden Standard-Examiner
"Dave Alvin is steeped in Americana – not just the genre but a deep river of American myth that keeps giving him characters to write about. Former guitarist for roots heroes the Blasters, Alvin fills his 11th album with small towns, highways and losers we imagine he’s encountered on countless tours. Though Alvin has often switched between electric and acoustic, almost everything here is plugged in – above all Alvin, an underrecognized guitar hero. Two songs are addictive: the tear-jerker "Black Rose of Texas" and "Johnny Ace Is Dead," a tragicomedy powered by Steve Mugalian's backbeat and Alvins' burning Strat." Rolling Stone