Summer Camp Artist #41 – Alan Vasquez

Summer Camp Artist #41 is kind of me cheating a little, I’ve chosen Alan Vasquez. I have to finish like 5 more regular Summer Camp artists before I can consider moving to the Thursday artists, but I’m making an exception this time because I’m a fan of Alan Vasquez’s music. Alan is a one-man band of sorts, as he loops all of his live show to create one seamless, layered jam, the sort of which many quartets couldn’t reproduce. I also like the fact that Vasquez is a product of the Illinois University tour circuit for years now, often playing shows at nearly all of the college towns in the state, including my local favorite, The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL.  He’ll be moving to Fort Collins, CO, at the end of June, following the finale of his “Farewell to the Midwest” tour, but we won’t hold that against him. Colorado will be a great place for his music and live sets to develop. He’ll always be an Illinois expatriate in my mind, however. Check out these three tracks hosted by, and go befriend him on MySpace. If you’re going to be attending the early shows at Summer Camp, make sure to check out Alan on the Campground Stage at 8pm on Thursday.

Live tracks from

AV – New Terrain
AV – Roots
AV – Tres

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