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  • 08.25.14: Escovedo, Ely double up on Texas songwriting traditions at the Dakota

    Although they did indeed spin some good yarns between songs, the “storyteller” format promised for Saturday night’s Joe Ely and Alejandro Escovedo duo performance at the Dakota was actually fulfilled more in the songs themselves. The pair of Texas-giant songwriting vets – joined by violinist Susan Voelz (Poi Dog Pondering, John Mellencamp) – focused on […]

  • 08.18.14: The Fauntleroys Ready Debut EP and U.S. Tour

    When the Fauntleroys made their third-ever live appearance in March during Alejandro Escovedo’s annual South by Southwest closing benefit at Austin’s Continental Club, he joked, “It might be the last time you ever see us. Take a good look!” But longtime pals Escovedo (on bass!), guitarist Ivan Julian, Chicago-based raconteur Nicholas Tremulis and offbeat (but […]

  • 06.25.14: Premiere: Meet Alejandro Escovedo’s new band

    Texas musician Alejandro Escovedo is a hard musician to pin down stylistically. His career, spanning 40 years, includes ’70 punk (the Nuns) and ’80s cowpunk (the True Believers), as well several acclaimed solo recordings. I’m in Love With Everything, premiering at USA TODAY, introduces a side-project supergroup called the Fauntleroys, comprised of Escovedo; Ivan Julian, […]

  • 06.25.14: Birmingham’s Detroit Guitar offers intimate in-store concert

    Acoustic rock legend Alejandro Escovedo performed an in-store, intimate, almost hourlong set on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by virtuoso rock violinist Susan Voelz at Detroit Guitar on Maple Road in Birmingham.Escovedo’s music interlaces meaningful lyrics and beautiful melodies. First bursting into national prominence with his punk rock group, The Nuns, 35 years ago, he is considered […]

  • 06.25.14: Review: Alejandro Escovedo Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON, June 19

    Opening with his modern classic “Five Hearts Breaking,” Austin-based alt-country veteran Escovedo started strong and then seemed to build muscle with every successive tune. “Everything will be alright,” he sang, and we believed him. That’s what you do when the guy in charge gives you advice. “Believe, believe and everything will be fine.” Playing an […]

  • 06.20.14: Review: The Stache, Grand Rapids, MI June 18, 2014

    As Austin’s Escovedo put it from the stage at the very onset, his current tour with dynamic violinist Susan Voelz is about “the songwriting, the songs and the storytelling.” His 90-minute-plus show was certainly all about that, with Escovedo introducing each song with a tale about its origins – whether inspired by his father, travels […]

  • 06.12.14: Health restored, Escovedo looks forward to LR show

    Like other musicians, Alejandro Escovedo has sought to shape a career that’s a mix of fame, fortune and critical acclaim, but unlike most of his peers, he has had the additional challenge of remaining alive. Escovedo has managed to come out on top in his survival struggle, after having battled back from hepatitis C. He […]

  • 06.12.14: Lexington favorite Alejandro Escovedo returns to Natasha’s for acoustic Sunday show

    If any national touring artist can truly be considered a local favorite, it’s Alejandro Escovedo. Ever since his Lexington debut 18 years ago this month, the champion Texas song stylist has established a devout following through songs rooted equally in rich, family-themed Americana and buoyant, elemental rock ‘n’ roll. As a result, a guessing game […]

  • 06.10.14: Alejandro Escovedo brings his stories to Donnie’s Homespun

    Alejandro Escovedo started his career playing punk and roots music pretty late by most standards — in his early 30s. But the now 63-year-old says he has always found himself searching and creating new things out of what he stumbles across, and always focuses on the story with a hope of “drawing people in.” “All […]

  • 06.04.14: 33rd annual American Music Festival features tribute to Chicago’s Bloodshot Records

    Chicago’s Bloodshot Records label will be celebrated in July at the American Music Festival, the annual feast of roots music at FitzGerald’s, Alejandro Escovedo is a headliner. The four-day festival, running July 2-5, remains the best value in the Chicago summer, featuring three stages of music stretching from the early afternoon to after hours. Announced […]

  • 05.26.14: Escovedo headlines Ogden Music Festival

    It’s true that Alejandro Escovedo, an Austin-based singer/songwriter from a storied musical family, has never followed the common highway. From hard punk with The Nuns, to cow punk with Rank and File, rock ’n’ roll chamber music with the Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra and straight-up rock with the True Believers and his current band, The Sensitive […]

  • 05.17.14: Texas Troubadour Alejandro Escovedo is playing at Tomball’s Main Street Crossing May 23

    TOMBALL, TX – Texas Troubadour Alejandro Escovedo is playing a show at Tomball’s Main Street Crossing on May 23. Alejandro Escovedo continues his US tour in support of his latest album, Big Station (Fantasy/Concord Music Group). Produced by Tony Visconti, Big Station finds the ever-evolving Texas rocker highly-charged with spirit and purpose.  The album’s hard […]

  • 05.06.14: Jazz Fest 2014 Highlight: Alejandro Escovedo

    I have to say, one of the most pleasant musical discoveries of Jazz Fest 2014 for me has been Alejandro Escovedo. It’s difficult to use the word “discovery” in relation to a musician who has been around for as long as Escovedo has, but that’s really the best way to describe it. I usually don’t […]

  • 04.24.14: MUSIC: Alejandro Escovedo Wows at Narrows Center

    Austin, Texas was “in the house” last Saturday night at The Narrows Center as Roots Rocker Alejandro Escovedo returned to Fall River. It was a spirited show from the celebrated Americana artist, who began his career with The Nuns, a seminal punk band of the late 70s. His Own Genre Escovedo’s style is a little […]

  • 04.22.14: Alejandro Escovedo Speaks To Our Hearts

    I am a relatively new fan of Alejandro Escovedo; a couple of years ago, a friend suggested I might enjoy him so I got a ticket to the first show I could.  That first show hooked me – I now try to see him every time he swings through the Boston area. Alejandro appeared with […]

  • 04.20.14: Interview: Alejandro Escovedo “Feels Great” as Tour Continues

    Alejandro Escovedo has seen and been through much over his long and storied career. The product of a musical family; Escovedo has run the gamut of various styles and genres, seemingly in connection with the different states and towns he’s resided in. Born in Texas, Escovedo’s blood line includes brothers Coke and Pete (each a percussionist) along […]

  • 04.19.14: Alejandro Escovedo: Comfort? No thanks

    Alejandro Escovedo is talking about the life he’s led for more than four decades. “It’s a commitment I made a long time ago, when I bought my first Velvet Underground and Stooges records: that that’s what I was going to do for the rest of my life,” says the Austin-based singer-songwriter guitarist who plays the […]

  • 04.19.14: Escovedo rocks Kirby Center crowd

    Musician Alejandro Escovedo melds rocking beats like few can for a thrilling performance listeners will feel in their bones. Escovedo and his band, The Sensitive Boys, rocked the room Tuesday as part of the “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. The intimate show […]

  • 04.16.14: Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys rocks Kirby lobby

    Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys proved Tuesday night that not all performances in the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts’ “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” series will be subdued evenings with sensitive singer-songwriters. In other words, the four-piece band really rocked the joint, shaking the Wilkes-Barre theater’s art deco walls and making that […]

  • 04.15.14: ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO: STILL A PUNK AT HEART

    From his days growing up listening to garage bands in Huntington Beach, Calif., to opening for the Sex Pistols as a member of the Nuns, to forming the True Believers and launching a solo career that has produced more than a dozen albums, Alejandro Escovedo has maintained a punk rocker’s spirit. “You know that Joe […]

  • 04.11.14: Alejandro Escovedo plays 2 nights on StageOne in Fairfield

    Alejandro Escovedo is about as blistering a roots-rocker as anyone alive. He’s also been on the scene in various forms for some four decades now, beginning with San Francisco punk group The Nuns. Escovedo broke country punk ground with Austin, Texas’s exuberant Rank and File and later the True Believers before carving out a solo […]

  • 04.10.14: Fairfield Theatre Company welcomes back Texan guitarist, Alejandro Escovedo

    Texan guitar player, Alejandro Escovedo will perform on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., 70 Sanford Street. Doors open at 7. With a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, Alejandro has embraced all forms and genres with a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of the human […]

  • 04.09.14: Review: Alejandro Escovedo at Zeppa Auditorium, Rochester, NY

    I always hold my breath when a great performer comes to Rochester: Do we get it? To my great relief, a couple of hundred people greeted Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys Tuesday night at Zeppa Auditorium at the German House. The venue has been seriously cleaned up, and the menu at the downstairs Zeppa […]

  • 04.08.14: Texan troubadour Alejandro Escovedo to perform in Fairfield

    When Alejandro Escovedo collapsed on stage from a serious illness in 2003, his friends rushed to catch him. Launching a series of successful benefit concerts, they helped to defray the cost of Escovedo’s medical expenses. Equally as important, they kept his music in the public consciousness, releasing a tribute album, “Por Vida: A Tribute to the […]

  • 04.07.14: Alejandro Escovedo Rocks FitzGerald’s!

    This is why I go to so many live music shows, I’m just waiting for one this good to come along. This was a rare and wonderful night. Alejandro Escovedo might do an acoustic show with Susan Voelz on violin at a beautiful, sit-down venue or he may do a wide ranging show with an […]