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Re: Alejandro talks about Chris
Originally posted by Eric_Gale
Also, will anything be happening on Sunday night?
I am trying to plan how many nights to be in town, if I can make this happen.
I need to get the days off at work, get a plane ticket to Boston on Thursday after work, get the late bus to Bellows Falls, so that I am in town on Friday.
I dont believe anything is happening sunday, good luck
with everything man, hope we see ya!
Joyce, thanks for posting, cant wait to
see Alejandro's set!
Originally posted by JPeters
Here's an excerpt from an interview I just completed with Alejandro Escovedo:
JP: You’ll be performing at the upcoming Chris Whitley celebration in Bellows Falls on April 26th. What will that experience be like for you?
AE: I’m happy to be part of this and have a chance to pay homage to a great artist. I wasn’t able to take part in the Texas tributes.
JP: You were still recovering, right?
AE: Yeah, I wasn’t at my best. It always feels good to help raise consciousness about someone who was so talented and maybe under appreciated by the masses.
JP: What do you think it is about Chris that makes him such a “musicians’ musician”?
AE: People who have all those things…a great guitar player, a great singer, a great songwriter, a very soulful person. He was unafraid to lay it all on the line; to take a lot of chances. Those are rare people. As musicians, some guys might be a great guitar player but very rarely do you find someone with those all those elements. And he did. Austin being a town in which the guy behind the bar plays guitar better than most guys on stage [laughs], everyone is very appreciative of someone who really has got it together.
Talk about intimacy…Chris' songs were so intimate and deep in his psyche, it went beyond him. It became part of the cosmos. It connected in such a large way. When you talk about how intimate his stuff was, it almost seems it was unapproachable by other people. When I connect as a performer…when suddenly everything melts into one…that moment on stage when you can feel the breath of the words you are singing, it’s like nirvana. You know everyone in that room is locked into that same moment. It lifts everyone to a place they hadn’t been prior to walking in that door. That’s what Chris had.
The Dan Whitley Band on AIC
D.W.B. on myspace
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