The Alejandro Escovedo Band

The Kennett Flash & 88.5 WXPN Welcome The 2018 Mushroom Festival Concert

The Alejandro Escovedo Band

The Mushroom Festival, 88.5 WXPN

Sat, September 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$35.00 - $55.00

This event is all ages

The Alejandro Escovedo Band
The Alejandro Escovedo Band
Renowned songwriter, singer, true believer, Alejandro Escovedo will be touring this Summer with Mitch Easter (Let’s Active/REM Producer) guitar, Eric Heyword (Pretenders) pedal steel, Freddy Trujillo (Richmond Fontaine/The Delines) bass as well as his longtime drummer Hector Munoz from Austin.

His previous release Burn Something Beautiful came out via Fantasy Records. teaming with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) to co-write the album's songs. He recently finished recording his new album for Yep Roc Records which will be out this September.

Escovedo’s 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."
The Mushroom Festival
The Mushroom Festival
The Mission of The Mushroom Festival is to promote the mushroom, educate consumers about the health benefits of mushrooms and to promote tourism in Southern Chester County, all while financially supporting local and regional charities through a grant process.
88.5 WXPN
88.5 WXPN
WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.

As part of its Mission, WXPN will:

Connect artists and audiences with a particular emphasis on new and significant artists and music.

Present a program service of the highest quality and value to its listeners.

Establish the station as one of the region’s significant cultural institutions.

Play a national leadership role in public radio and digital media.

Expand the capacity, reach and value of its services to an increasingly diverse community.

Provide significant opportunities for students throughout the station enabling them to evaluate potential careers in media, the music industry, and other related occupations, and enhancing their prospects for success in these fields.

In carrying out its Mission, WXPN will:

Maintain its financial independence, attracting necessary financial resources from the listeners and organizations that value the station’s programming.

Provide service beyond the local region by distributing programming through traditional station networks and digital media. WXPN will reflect the broadest educational goals of the University by serving listeners interested in contemporary music, art, culture, and society, and the traditions which inform them.
Venue Information:
The Mushroom Festival Special Events Tent
320 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA, 19348