Dallas News/By Robert Wilonsky/October 11, 2016 – This story, like so many these days, begins with a tweet. It came from an old friend and long-ago Dallas Morning News pop music critic Michael Corcoran on Sept. 24 of last year, as he broke the news about the head-scratching, out-of-nowhere move by one of Texas’ greatest living singer-songwriters to the last place imaginable.

“Old, cool Austin is officially dead. Alejandro Escovedo has moved to Dallas.”

This was big news to those who follow Texas music. A seismic shift. For decades, the 65-year-old Escovedo, Texas’ Lou Reed, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen, has been as much a part of the state’s capital as Barton Springs, the Legislature and “Keep Austin Weird” stickers. And now he lives among us?

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And, sure enough, shortly after that tweet, friends quickly began reporting sightings — at Cox Farms Market, CiboDivino and other Sylvan Thirty markets, Tacos Mariachi on nearby Singleton Boulevard, Spinster Records on West Davis Street. He was out, a sure sign he’d settled in.

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