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Author: Randy Dease (page 4 of 46)

Review, The Music: An exceptional and commanding performance

By Chris Familton/The Music – Australia – March 4, 2019 Alejandro Escovedo is a man who sings his stories with grace and grit and what made this show so special was the way he gifted us those songs to absorb and interpret while also regaling the audience with perfectly placed explanations and anecdotes that gave context to both his life and music. As a result, he held the full attention of the… Read More

Review: Escovedo and Don Antonio want to make change through their music and stories

Review: City Winery Chicago, January 31, 2019 There’s really no other way to see The Crossing than how Alejandro Escovedo and Don Antonio Band presented it on Thursday. Most of the crowd, ostensibly, had seen Escovedo before, at least, or were longtime fans, at most. Perhaps some were aware of the backstory behind his latest album, but most were not, maybe only that the openers would later back Escovedo because they had… Read More

Interview: “I still believe music is powerful enough to change the world”

Catching Up With Alejandro Escovedo   “I’m sitting here in Carrboro, North Carolina.” This is the voice of Alejandro Escovedo. On the day we’re speaking, I’m hoping to catch his performance that night at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, but I’m also dealing with the possibility of ice on the roads and about an hour’s drive each way. By the end of that night, I’d be shaking my head listening to him… Read More
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