No Depression Fest Video Sessions with Alejandro Escovedo and Chuck Prophet
The No Depression Festival took place at Marymoor Park which hosts one of the Seattle areas best outdoor concert venues. The property is home to the Clise Mansion, which doubles as hospitality for artists during the festival. The mansion was built in the early 1900’s and the grounds were designed by the Olmsted Brothers, who also designed Central Park in New York City.
One of my many highlights from this years festival was watching the acoustic video sessions that were shot in the dark wood paneled library of the mansion. The acoustics were incredible and the performances inspired.
It was by design that Chuck Prophet and Alejandro Escovedo were both on the bill this year. They have collaborated on Alejandro’s last couple records and it was my hope that we could carve out an opportunity for them to perform together.
Thanks to KEXP’s Jim Beckmann and his camera crew, Shelly Corbett and Luke Knecht, for spending the day capturing these great performances.
I hope you enjoy these videos of Chuck and Alejandro. Stay tuned as we’ll be posting sessions from Sera Cahoone, Jason Dodson, The Cave Singers and Glen Hansard in the coming days. (These videos have now been posted and can be found here.)
Alejandro Escovedo & Chuck Prophet – Always a Friend
Alejandro Escovedo – Anchor
Alejandro Escovedo – Sister Lost Soul
Chuck Prophet – Let Freedom Ring