Andrés Miguel Cervantes releases his much anticipated debut album "The Crossing." This is also the first release for label Speakeasy Studios SF, founded by musician, producer and engineer Alicia Vanden Heuvel (The Aislers Set - Still Flyin’, Magic Trick, The Ladybug Transistor, Brigid Dawson & the Mothers Network, Dirty Ghosts).
Andrés Miguel Cervantes is a folk/ country singer songwriter based in San Francisco and San Diego, California. Known to fans and fellow musicians primarily for his live acoustic performances, "The Crossing" was recorded with friends and fellow musicians Alicia Vanden Heuvel (Aislers Set), Jacob Aranda (Tarnation), Noelle Fiore (Magic Trick, Shannon Shaw Band), James Kim (Fresh & Onlys, The Court & Spark), Conor Riley (Astra, Birth) and others, bringing the songs into a dramatic sonic landscape.
Influenced by songwriters Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, Fred Neil, and Vicente Fernadez, Andrés' lyrics are distinctly his own, with beautiful, haunting images of landscapes both internal and external; stories of traveling, searching, rambling, and experiencing the impermanence of life and love. Suffused with a dreamlike, mysterious atmosphere, his complex songs are grounded in an honesty and simplicity that make them timeless and deeply relevant.
The album was Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Alicia Vanden Heuvel on Otari 8 track at Speakeasy Studios SF and is characterized by both a 60’s classic country & folk sound (a la Fred Neil, Lee Hazelwood, Dylan’s album Desire), and a Western Noir sound (Mexican Ranchera & the film soundtracks of Ennio Morricone) The title track The Crossing is dedicated to Andrés father, telling the story of his father’s border crossing and life after. This release brings a new voice to the folk- Americana- country scene from this incredibly talented Mexican- American singer songwriter.