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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… 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

‘The Crossing’ explores life, family, Mexican roots

Boston Herald/Jed Gottlieb/August 19, 2018 Alejandro Escovedo’s forthcoming album, “The Crossing” (due Sept. 14), feels like a visceral, sad and sublime reaction to President Trump’s immigration policies. But the LP’s punk rock rave-ups, minimalist ballads and spoken word meditations on clashes of culture have washed around in the back of Escovedo’s brain for years, maybe his entire life. Escovedo, the child of Mexican immigrants, has used personal experiences to fuel his art… Read More
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