If you’ve ever been to Austin and seen Alejandro Escovedo walking down the street, you’d notice that everyone greets him – so many people that you might mistake him for the mayor. He’s also a unifying force on the musical landscape. His newest album was co-produced and co-written by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. “Heartbeat Smile” is an unstoppable track propelled by drummer John Moen (The Decemberists) which soars with vocals by Kelly Hogan (Neko Case).  Ariana Morgenstern, Producer, KCRW 

 

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