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Austin Music Awards: Spoon’s Britt Daniel presents Alejandro Escovedo with Townes Van Zandt Award

Kevin Curtin/Austin Chronicle/January 22, 2019 – Punk icons, big name scions, viral rappers and more top the talent for this years’ AMAs. Proclaiming “Many sounds, one city,” Austin’s big, busy, boundless music scene comes together at the Austin Music Awards on Feb. 27 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater to celebrate winners of the Austin Music Poll. Breakout MC Abhi the Nomad, Black Pumas, now-local punk legend John Doe, and topline… Read More

Alejandro Escovedo’s ruminations on the immigrant experience led him to ‘The Crossing’

James Sullivan /Boston Globe/January 17, 2019 Diego is a Mexican-American attending a San Antonio wedding in the 1980s. A retired Texas Ranger sits down and asks him to introduce himself. “What kind of wetback name is that?” the lawman asks. This imaginary scene of casual racism, which appears in a spoken-word interlude on Alejandro Escovedo’s latest album, “The Crossing,” is based on actual events, the singer says. “The Crossing” tells the story… Read More

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
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