Guthrie Bell and Cohoes Music Hall present:
58 Remsen Street
Cohoes, NY, 12047
This event is all ages
Renowned songwriter, singer, true believer, Alejandro Escovedo released Burn Something Beautiful on October 28th, 2016 via Fantasy Records. The new album, Escovedoâ€™s first solo endeavor since 2012â€™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 albumâ€™s songs, Escovedo also enlisted the pair to act as the projectâ€™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 Escovedoâ€™s soulful heart and voice at its core. Recorded in April at Portlandâ€™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 Franciscoâ€™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 1992â€™s acclaimed Gravity, Escovedo has earned a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazineâ€™s Artist of the Decade Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Associationâ€™s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006, just to name two.
â€śYou just do your good work, and people care,â€ť Alejandro says. â€śI 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.â€ť
$25.00 - $35.00
For Accessible Seating Please Call (518) 953-0630.