Past Covered Bridge Performers
November 2015 - Humming House
September 2015 - John Fullbright
May 2015 - Ray Wylie Hubbard
March 2015 - Amanda Shires Returns
October 2015 - Parker Milsap
April 2014 - Elizabeth Cook
September 2013 - The David Mayfield Parade
Mayfield, who is a singer-songwriter,the band leader, and a Grammy nominated producer stepped out of the sideman shadows with his 2011 album "The David Mayfield Parade" his follow-up "Good Man Down" was self released and funded with a surprising succesful Kickstarter campaign that more than doubled its initial goal of $18,000.
Learn more at www.davidmayfieldparade.net
May 2013 - Joe Pug
Learn more at www.joepugmusic.com
November 2012 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Amanda Shires
Covered Bridge Music Series-Alejandro Escovedo
Saturday April 30, 2016
Hospitality Outdoors: 7:00pm
The Covered Bridge Music Series is proud to present roots rock stalwart, Alejandro Escovedo. Alejandro will be performing in a trio format accompanied by cello and keyboards.
Join us for a sensational evening of music in the newly renovated Wagner Theatre at Ohio University-Lancaster on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.
Hospitality outdoors will begin at 7:00pm featuring music by local duo, Hey Neighbor. Beer, non-alcoholic beverages and Bob's Backyard BBQ will be available for purchase.
Theatre Doors open at 7:30pm. Alejandro Escovedo begins at 8:30pm.
There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers. Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience.
His rise has been gradual, a steady incline rather than a quick ascendance, but it has deepened and burnished his music, made it closer to the bone, where it begins to break, deepening his insight and his ability to find that insight in performance. His tireless touring, and dogged determination to place one album after another, has taken him through many musical scenes, remaining the same persona within each, of an artist who doesn’t settle for the easy way out.
“You just do your good work, and people care,” Alejandro says over the phone beginning a promotional tour for his latest work, Street Songs of Love, his tenth solo album. “I always believed, when I was a kid, that if you just 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, to stay true to what you want to do, and then eventually someone would notice for that very reason.”
It is a journey that has taken him from Texas to California to New York and back again to Texas, encompassing a breadth of music as varied as the many bands he was part of before embarking on a solo career. In the 1970s, he surfaced on San Francisco’s no- holds-barred punk scene centered around the Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach, a guitarist in the Nuns; Rank & File helped unite the disparate worlds of punk and country in the 1980s; and after he moved back to Austin, the True Believers combined all manner of Americana music in a harbinger of what was to come in Alejandro’s solo career which begun in 1992 with the album Gravity.
Purpose Statement - Covered Bridge Music Series
The Covered Bridge Music Series is a joint venture between Ohio University Lancaster Campus and The Lancaster Festival. The purpose of the partnership is to showcase fresh and relevant musical talent providing discovery and enjoyment for the campus and Fairfield County communities and the region. The concerts generally take place twice a year (spring and fall) on the Lancaster Campus of Ohio University.