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Alejandro Escovedo Band to perform at Mushroom Festival

06/26/2018 10:12AM ● By J. Chambless

Tickets for the Alejandro Escovedo Band go on sale June 29.

The Alejandro Escovedo Band will perform at the 2018 Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square on Sept. 8, in a show presented by The Kennett Flash.

The concert will also serve as a benefit for the 501c-3 performing arts center. Radio station 88.5 WXPN will co-present the concert along with The Flash. Last year's sold-out concert by 10,000 Maniacs helped to raise more than $12,000 for the ten-year-old listening room.

Tickets go on sale on June 29 at 10 a.m. at General admission tickets are $35 and VIP seating tickets are $55.

Renowned songwriter and singer Escovedo will be touring with Mitch Easter (Let’s Active / R.E.M. producer) on guitar, Eric Heyword (Pretenders) on pedal steel, Freddy Trujillo (Richmond Fontaine / The Delines) on bass, as well as his longtime drummer, Hector Munoz, from Austin.

His previous release, Burn Something Beautiful, came out via Fantasy Records. Escovedo teamed 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 alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, to Texas bred darlings, True Believers, through all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances, and finally a series of solo albums beginning with 1992's acclaimed Gravity. Escovedo has earned No Depression magazine's Artist of the Decade Award in 1998, and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006, and many others.

“You just do your good work, and people care,” Escovedo said. “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.”

Saturday, Sept. 8

The Kennett Flash and 88.5 WXPN welcome

The 2018 Mushroom Festival Concert with

The Alejandro Escovedo Band

7 p.m. doors

8 p.m. show

$35 general admission

$55 VIP seating

The Special Events Tent at The Mushroom Festival

(320 E. State St.)

Kennett Square

Tickets available at on June 29 at 10 a.m.