STARS OVER WIMBERLEY
The Wimberley Players
450 Old Kyle Road
Wimberley, TX 78676
Wednesday, September 13
7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
GET TICKETS at StarsOverWimberley.org
Tickets on sale August 16 (9AM); $60.00
The Stars Over Wimberley Benefit Concert Series presents Alejandro Escovedo.
Alejandro Escovedo is an American rock musician, songwriter, and singer, who has been recording and touring since the late 1970s.
Escovedo has as eclectic a background and body of work as any rock artist of his generation. He is as comfortable performing with a string ensemble as he is with an amped-up power trio, and as likely to bare his soul in his lyrics as he is to display some serious rock & roll swagger. Escovedo had already played an important role in punk (with the Nuns), roots rock (the True Believers), and alt-country (Rank & File) before he launched a solo career that's seen him work with everyone from Tony Visconti, John Cale to Bruce Springsteen. Beginning with 1992's Gravity, Escovedo's music has been consistently literate, ambitious, and eclectic, with 2001's “A Man Under the Influence” exploring different genres and approaches from track to track.
Alejandro Escovedo was born in San Antonio, Texas, one of 12 children. His family was steeped in music: His father played in mariachi bands and swing combos both before and after he emigrated from Mexico to the United States. Alejandro’s siblings worked with Santana, Azteca and Malo. His niece, Sheila Escovedo became a pop star as Sheila E. His album, “The Crossing”, is a 17-song suite about the journey of two boys, chasing their American rock and roll dreams. They discover a not-so-welcoming, very different place from the Promised Land they imagined.
Alejandro was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters; Association Hall of Fame in 2023!
For more information: alejandroescovedo.com.
Proceeds from the concerts are shared between the artist and the scholarship fund, which provides generous awards to talented arts and trades-oriented high school graduates from Wimberley High School and Katherine Anne Porter School.
Be sure to join WVACA's Stars Over Wimberley Facebook Group where concert details and ticket information will be posted when available.