Los Angeles Times


Various Artists "Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney" (Yep Roc). Gaffney, who died of cancer in 2008, probably was best known in roots-music circles as a member of Dave Alvin's band the Guilty Men, but he was both an insightful songwriter and exceptionally evocative singer in his own right. Alvin, pictured, coordinated this model tribute collection featuring Joe Ely, Los Lobos, the Texas Tornados and many other of Gaffney's admiring peers. Yep Roc Records