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Summer Camp Late Night presents Alejandro Escovedo with Hanna Simone

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Legendary Alejandro Escovedo comes to the Harborfront stage for a special free Summer Camp performance. He is joined by Milwaukee’s own Hanna Simone.
Crossing borders, jumping barriers, taking risks, betting it all: that’s the path Alejandro Escovedo has
been taking in his lifelong search for the heart of rock and roll.
The epic 17 song suite comprising
The Crossing is about that journey: searching, but not necessarily
finding, eyes and ears open all the way. Ranging from sweeping orchestral numbers to classic rock to
bursts of 70s punk, the collection finds Escovedo delving further into his lifelong musical journey
across his most sonically diverse work yet. “This says more about me than any of my records without it being a record about me,” Alejandro
Escovedo , “The Crossing”
The Crossing tells the tale of two boys, one from Mexico, one from Italy, who meet in Tex
as to chase their
American rock and roll dreams. They discover a not so welcoming, very different place from the Promised
Land they imagined, with cameos from the likes of Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and James Williamson of
the Stooges to show the boys the way.
A Mexican American kid with Texas roots and California raising taking on immigration issues in two
continents with an Italian band, no less, makes perfect sense – if you know Alejandro Escovedo. Forever
the curious explorer, he’s been a punk of the rebel kind in The Nuns, a cowpunk of the non- Western
variety in Rank and File, commander of a guitar army in The True Believers, an orchestral conductor in
his solo work, and a sensitive boy who has outrun death, demons, lust, and lost love in his songs. He has
collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, John Cale, Los Lobos, Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey, Los
Texmaniacs, and Chuck Prophet.
No Depression
magazine declared him the Artist of the Decade. Two years ago, with a string of European tour dates booked, he went l
ooking for a band from the
Continent to back him up. Don Antonio, a seasoned, all instrumental band from Modigliana , in the
northern Italian province of Emilia Romagna, came highly recommended, but Alejandro wasn’t so sure at
first. “They didn’t look like
a rock and roll band,” he says. Then he started asking around. Their reputation
sealed the deal. “Turns out they’d played with all my friends.”


July 2
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm


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