Alejandro Escovedo Trio – It was an acoustic show, with Warren Hood accompanying him on violin and the incomparable Brian Standefer, a long standing member of Alejandro‘s orchestra, on cello. The room was packed, both sitting and standing and judging from the applause, with long time fans. So how did he get that edge with only an acoustic guitar, violin and cello? They all took turns being the drum. Granted, Alejandro’s rhythm guitar (and guitar body) did most of the time keeping, but the violin and cello provided an amazing array of textures and back beats. Syncopation aside, the silver string posse (whom Alejandro thanked profusely and often) drove us to our feet by their sheer virtuosity and the tripped out intensity of their soaring riffs.