Alejandro Escovedo with Don Antonio

Citizens Bank of Edmond presents

Alejandro Escovedo with Don Antonio

Don Antonio

September 22

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

$30.00 - $43.00

This event is all ages

Alejandro Escovedo
Alejandro Escovedo
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."
Don Antonio
Don Antonio
Guitarist. Composer. One of the internationalists of Italian music.
Don Antonio Gramentieri goes from the record producer’s seat to the live stage, from music for movies to theatre to ballet, brewing interesting sounds and vision, re-inventing and re-twisting the wheel of tradition.
Don Antonio has toured the world several times, sat in a recording room with David Hidalgo, Jim Keltner, Marc Ribot and many others, performed as a very special tour companion (and sometimes hired as a record producer) with Richard Buckner, Dan Stuart, Hugo Race Fatalists, Terry Lee Hale, Alejandro Escovedo, JD Foster. Composed scores for Sky/Fox, had songs picked up by VW for commercials, turned knobs and bent strings in studios from his homeland Romagna to anywhere.
Venue Information:
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK, 73103
https://towertheatreokc.com/