ESQUELA WINS THE FINALS OF THE PLAYOFFS – TAKE HOME 1ST PLACE TROPHY FROM CLEVELAND
Esquela made it all the way to the top winning the finals of the Playoffs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Over 200 bands from the U.S. and other countries entered the competition. Esquela won the regional competition in Nashville in the spring and was honored to be asked to come to the finals at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They had no idea that they would come out on top of seven other talented bands from across the country.
It was a rainy and windy night at the hall in Cleveland on Saturday. Chico put on his Nudie suit and the band took the stage as the rain poured on the angled glass walls and ceiling of the hall. The band gave it their all and were still taking in the experience of playing at a museum surrounded by exhibits honoring their rock inspirations when the judges completed a long deliberation. When they announced the first place winner the band along with their friends and family watching from home were all in shock.
It was an awesome experience for the band and a great way to cap off the summer. Your next chance to see the champions will be at Taste of the Catskills in Delhi at 3:00 on Saturday October 10th
- SAT 10/10 – Taste of the Catskills, Delhi, NY
Our 3rd album, Obey the Party, is in the home stretch now with our friend, and guru (and producer), Eric “Roscoe” Ambel. We love and deeply appreciate our friend Roscoe and we’re very excited about Obey. It’s our best album yet, and we can’t wait to make it available.
A big thank you from all of us to everyone taking any part of this wild ride with us. Thanks for coming to our shows, listening to our music, booking us, sharing us online, playing us on your program, for the press/reviews, etc. We know that these exciting things we have to look forward to are because of you and we’re forever deeply appreciative.
Hope to see you out there
“Representing good ol’ get-down rollicking Southern-fried rock ’n’ roll at its most simple, charming, and unpretentious, the second album from this upstate New York band bubbles with a warm and loose vitality that’s sure to have you tapping your toes.”— , Jersey Beat