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Rolling Stone: Must See Showcases AmericanaFest 2018

Rolling Stone/Jeff Gage/September 12, 2018 – Alejandro Escovedo (Thursday, 11:00 p.m.; 12th & Porter) Forty-odd years into his musical career, Alejandro Escovedo remains a wellspring of creativity, endlessly capable of reinvention. After a turbulent few years that saw him get married, nearly die in a hurricane, and grapple with a subsequent case of PTSD, the Texas roots-rocker is back with a bold new set of music. The Crossing not only confronts the… Read More

Billboard – Alejandro Escovedo: Teaming With an Italian Rock Band to Explore Immigration & the American Dream

  Billboard/Kenneth Partridge/September 2018  – As the son of a Mexican immigrant father growing up in Southern California, where his family moved from San Antonio in 1957, Alejandro Escovedo hated the school roll call. Teachers would butcher his name to the point where it became “Alex,” an Anglicization he was kind of stuck with. “In a culture like California, you either have to adapt and integrate, or you go to the other… Read More

WMOT Brings Roots Radio To AmericanaFest, Going Global

  “Alejandro Escovedo has shape shifted many times in his profound career, from country punker to folk truth-teller to solo roots rocker. He’s releasing his new album The Crossing the Friday of AmericanaFest.”  WMOT Stage, September 12, 5p They say we should think locally and act globally, and it seems that’s exactly what WMOT has in mind for this year’s AmericanaFest Day Stage. The radio station is partnering with NPR Music and… Read More
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