Signed to the über-tight Ropeadope label (home to Antibalas, among other greats), Escaper features guitarist Hanza, drummer Andrew Nesbitt, bassist Jay Giacomazzo, keyboardist Adam Ahuja and saxophonist Johnny Butler, who collectively have previously worked with Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, the Breakneck Boys, and Beyonce (?!). The band’s newly released debut is Skeleton Key.
Escaper will perform at Snug Harbor in New Paltz, New York, on July 28 at 11pm. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call (845) 255-9800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/snugsnewpaltz/.