Acclaimed Alt-Country Guitarist Closes Festivalby Lauren
Expect poetic lyrics and complex guitar work when Alejandro Escovedo
brings his alt-country sound to the Three Rivers Arts Festival Main
Stage at 7:30 pm on Sunday, June 22, 2008. All Three Rivers Arts
Festival Main Stage performances are free and open to the public.
of this year’s Festival artists are young and on the rise, but
Alejandro Escovedo is a musician with a history. From his work with the
punk band The Nuns in the mid 1970s to his current solo work, Escovedo
has had a long, storied career. He has managed to maintain his creative
drive despite a near-fatal battle with Hepatitis C that prevented him
from performing as scheduled at the 2006 Three Rivers Arts Festival.
most recent album, The Boxing Mirror, exemplifies his personal fusion
of punk, garage rock, country and traditional rock-n-roll, all set to
thoughtful lyrics, which speak to the human condition. Released in 2006
and produced by John Cale, a founding member of the Velvet Underground,
The Boxing Mirror showcases all of Escovedo’s influences, encompassing
the pain and beauty of the human experience.
Festival Executive Director said, “We’re thrilled to have Alejandro
Escovedo closing the Three Rivers Arts Festival this year, healthy and
better than ever.”
Three Rivers Arts
Festival presents Alejandro Escovedo at 7:30 pm, Sunday, June 22, 2008.
Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage. Free.
About the Three Rivers Arts Festival
mission of the Three Rivers Arts Festival is to connect the community
to the arts. The 49th annual Three Rivers Arts Festival runs from June
6-22, 2008. For more information, call the Festival at 412.281.8723 or
visit our website www.artsfestival.net.
Click thumbnail to download print-quality images.