Night 1 – The Lou Reed Influence
Doors: 6pm Show: 8pm
"It's the best catalog to work with, it covers every thought and every emotion,” says Escovedo, whose love for Lou Reed is well documented throughout his 30-year career. Expect an evening inspired selections from both the Velvet Underground and
Lou Reed’s solo career to mirror the 3-hour catalogue featured at the epic tribute Escovedo staged at SXSW 2013 with Richard Barone. The band will feature Church on Monday’s Elias Haslanger , Scott Laningham, Daniel Durham and Sean Giddings. Downbeat , the premier jazz magazine, acknowledged COM with a 4.5 star (5) rating. Long-time AE orchestra cellist Brian Standefer rounds out the band. And in CW NYC tradition, where the streets of NYC are home to Lou Reed and many an Escovedo friend, there will be special guests dropping in.