Sam's Burger Joint Presents:
Alejandro Escovedo - Think About The Link - A Man Under the Influence
Sat, February 10, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmSam's Burger Joint
$20.00 - $90.00
This event is 18 and over
Seating NOT GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final.
All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $20 Advance/ $25 Day of Show/ $90 Reserved Booth
The Alejandro Escovedo Band headlines the Think About the Link Tour, in partnership with the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Alejandro’s stellar special guest band features Stamey, who serves as music director and has done entirely new arrangements for A Man Under the Influence. Stamey is publishing a memoir next April with the University of Texas Press. Rounding out the band are players who appeared on the recording: iconic producer Mitch Easter (R.E.M) and frontman of Let’s Active, who played on the 2001 recording; noted pedal steel and electric guitarist Eric Heywood (The Pretenders, Tift Merritt); long-time Escovedo drummer Hector Muno, and newcomer, Texan Mike Luzecky on bass. Strings, horns and vocals and special guests in each in city. The mission of the Think About the Link tour is to raise awareness of the Foundation’s educational campaign about the connection between certain viruses and cancer – www.thinkaboutthelink.org, of which Escovedo is a spokesperson As a Hepatitis C survivor, Alejandro hopes to raise awareness about the link between Hepatitis C and liver cancer.
Renowned songwriter, singer, true believer, Alejandro Escovedo released Burn Something Beautiful on October 28th, 2016 via Fantasy Records. The new album, Escovedo's first solo endeavor since 2012's highly acclaimed Big Station, is in actuality, a highly collaborative affair. Teaming with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) to co-write the album's songs, Escovedo also enlisted the pair to act as the project's producers.
Escovedo and company take some mighty big swings here. At once a celebration of the rock and roll life, a contemplation on mortality, and the healing power of love, Burn Something Beautiful connects repeatedly with Escovedo's soulful heart and voice at its core. Recorded in April at Portland's Type Foundry studio, the project coalesced with the help of an esteemed group of musicians who give the album a genuine band feel. They include guitarist Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), drummer John Moen (The Decemberists), vocalists Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) and Kelly Hogan (Neko Case, The Flat Fie) as well as saxophonist Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).
In a trailblazing career that 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.
"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."
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215