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Outpost In The Burbs - First Congregational Church MontclairMontclair, NJ, United States
 
 

Alejandro Escovedo

By Outpost in the Burbs (other events)

Friday, May 20 2022 8:00 PM 10:30 PM
 
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Please note the following new dates as of 3/17/21 below.  Tickets already purchased for these shows will be honored on the rescheduled dates. If you are unable to make the new date of a concert, we ask that you kindly consider making a donation to our organization or give them as a gift.  As we are a not-for-profit community service organization, this will help to ensure that we continue to thrive when we can resume our concert season. In addition, we have on-going monthly expenses during this time (office rent, internet, etc), so your generous support is deeply appreciated.

The Bongos – New Date 9/19/21 and New Location Van Vleck House and Gardens (Outdoor Show)
Robyn Hitchcock – 10/8/21. No date change, we expect this show to be held on this date
Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche – New Date 3/18/22
Shawn Colvin – New Date 4/28/22
Alex Cuba – Rescheduled to 2022, please contact us at [email protected] to request a refund 
Alejandro Escovedo - Rescheduled to 2022, please contact us at [email protected] to request a refund 
Red Molly - CANCELLED, please contact us at [email protected] for refund 

If you require a refund and purchased your tickets via Ticketleap, please email us at [email protected] with your name and email used on the original purchase.  Please allow us a few days to be able to process your request.  Thank you for your patience
and support.

 

About Alejandro Escovedo

Crossing borders, jumping barriers, taking risks, betting it all: that’s the path Alejandro Escovedo has been taking in his lifelong search for the heart of rock and roll. 

Alejandro’s new album,  The Crossing (YepRoc Records, September 14) is about that journey: searching, but not necessarily finding, eyes and ears open all the way.  It is his first for Yep Roc Records and his first ever recorded in Europe.   “This says more about me than any of my records without it being a record about me,” Alejandro says.

The Crossing tells the tale of two boys, one from Mexico, one from Italy, who meet in Texas to chase their American rock and roll dreams. They discover a not-so-welcoming, very different place from the Promised Land they imagined, with cameos from the likes of Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Joe Ely and James Williamson of the Stooges to show the boys the way.

It was recorded in an Italian farmhouse near Mogdliana and features his collaborator and co-songwriter Don Antonio with his band whom will be backing and opening for Alejandro. Don Antonio has backed numerous American acts in Europe but this will be their first ever tour of the US.

Escovedo’s  trailblazing career began with The Nuns, San Francisco's famed punk innovators, to the Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, to Texas bred darlings, True Believers, through countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and finally a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992's acclaimed Gravity, Escovedo has earned a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazine's ‘Artist of the Decade’ Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006, just to name two. His last album Burn Something Beautiful was co-produced, written and recorded with Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey.  Alejandro worked with producing legend Tony Visconti (David Bowie/T-Rex)  on Real Animal and Street Songs of Love; he has previously worked with Chuck Prophet, John Cale, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson and Bruce Springsteen.  Now Hepatitis C free,  Alejandro serves as a spokesperson for the Prevent Cancer Foundation “Think About the Link” campaign about the link between viruses and Hep C. As an official showcasing artist, the Alejandro Escovedo Band with Don Antonio will debut The Crossing at the Americana Music Association Festival 2018 at the Americana Music Stage, hosted by WMOT Roots Radio, NPR Music and World Cafe.

"You just do your good work, and people care," Alejandro says. "I always believed, when I was a kid, that if you worked hard, you would find fulfillment. I think I got a lot of that from my father and my brothers. A working musician is all I ever wanted to be. Hard work, stay true to what you want to do, and then eventually someone would notice for that very reason."

Restrictions

All sales final, no refunds or exchanges.  All tickets purchased day of show are subject to a higher charge.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Show starts promptly at 8:00pm.

Mailing Address

40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042-3357