Popgeni, Swedish magazine/website (translated from Swedish)

A lift with Roscoe
popgeni.blogg.se | March 29, 2016
Five people strong, Esquela, upstate New York's rock and roll/Americana band has just released their third album...
Five people strong, Esquela, upstate New York’s rock and roll/Americana band has just released their third album “Canis Majoris” (Live Stock Music). Produced by ace Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (ex. Del Lords) who worked with bands and artists Steve Earle, The Bottle Rockets, Marshall Crenshaw and The Yayhoos to name a few from his grandiose and timeless CV in recent decades. With Ambel in the driver’s seat Esquela has gotten a boost sound wise.

Since they started the group in 2010 the band has gone from strength to strength and created a growing reputation for a warm and genuine live feeling. Solid proof that man evolved in the right direction in September the quintet when in competition with over 200 other bands from around the world won the Playoffs at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland.

Bassist and front man John “Chico” Finn has not let the success turn into cockiness. “I play music for the great bit of fun, and not to compete. It was a great and instructive experience to be in such a large context and obviously really pleased that we won. At the same time, it became obvious why I play music and how valuable it is to music mostly are freed from the constant rush and competition that exists in the workplace. ”