Alejandro Escovedo’s concept album spins a new story about the American dream

Ed Condran/The News & Observer/January 11, 2019 NANCY RANKIN ESCOVEDO Alejandro Escovedo’s latest album, “The Crossing,” tells the story of Diego from Mexico and Salvo from Italy, two men who arrive in the United States to live out a dream. The immigrants long to live in the country that inspired them, courtesy of visceral punk rock, quirky film and deep literature. While the story may sound timely, the seeds for “The Crossing”… Read More

Austin 360: Alejandro Escovedo makes powerful statement with ‘The Crossing’ at the Paramount

Peter Blackstock/Austin 360/January 6, 2018 – Alejandro Escovedo wasn’t actually onstage when the key line from his concert-presentation of “The Crossing” emerged: “The border crossed me, I didn’t cross it!” Voiced from a pre-recorded track for dramatic effect as the Italian band Don Antonio played behind it, that line from the song “Rio Navidad” sums up the substance and emotion that Escovedo and bandleader Antonio Gramentieri expressed on “The Crossing,” one of… Read More

NPR: The Migrant Journey Inspired Alejandro Escovedo’s New Album

NPR’s Don Gonyea speaks with musician Alejandro Escovedo about his latest album, The Crossing. It was inspired by the struggles migrants face crossing the southern border. DON GONYEA, HOST: Alejandro Escovedo has had a long career in the Texas music scene. His work traverses Americana, rock ‘n’ roll, Latino music and punk. The Mexican-American singer-songwriter is now 67 years old and has never shied away from making noise with his music and… Read More
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