Born in Greece to parents of Nigerian descent, R&B/soul artist Abraham Alexander moved to Texas with his family at age 11, determined to escape the racial tensions they faced in Athens. But while his lyrics speak to pain, trauma and life-changing loss, Alexander instills his music with a joyful passion and irrepressible spirit, ultimately giving way to songs that radiate undeniable hope. In the making of his debut EP, Alexander traveled from Fort Worth to London and worked with producer-songwriters like Cameron Warren (The Dap-Kings, Dan Caplen), shaping his songs with elements of soul, hip hop, and blues. He is currently working on a follow-up album…and on Friday night, he’ll be playing a free concert at the Levitt, courtesy of Levitt sponsor First Rate.
Opening for Abraham Alexander is Eaglin, an indie-pop/rock sister act combining nostalgia and modern influences mixed with ambitious storylines and sounds inspired by Bailee and Kenzie’s growing-up years in Denton, TX. Their debut single, “Vanilla,” marks the beginning of a journey just begun, bringing their vibrant mood-boosters and self-reflective anthems to families and friends beyond their hometown. The sisters attribute their love of music and performance to their upbringing in an artistic and creative city, with north Texas bands like Flickerstick, Chomsky, Brave Combo and Bowling for Soup helping shape their eclectic style and tone. The duo released their self-titled debut EP in the summer of 2021, featuring a breakthrough collaboration of nostalgia and modern indie pop-rock, led by the infectious Brooklyn-inspired anthem “Twenty-Three” and collaborations with Grammy winners and artists around the country. Eaglin’s Levitt performance is brought to you by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, a longtime supporter of free live music for our community.
Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome for the Alexander-Eaglin show, or you can check out any number of nearby Downtown Arlington dining establishments before or after the concert….OR, keep it simple and avail yourself of tasty cuisine from the Levitt food truck fleet during the show. Find out more at levittpavilionarlington.org