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Interview: “I still believe music is powerful enough to change the world”

Catching Up With Alejandro Escovedo   “I’m sitting here in Carrboro, North Carolina.” This is the voice of Alejandro Escovedo. On the day we’re speaking, I’m hoping to catch his performance that night at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, but I’m also dealing with the possibility of ice on the roads and about an hour’s drive each way. By the end of that night, I’d be shaking my head listening to him… Read More

Austin Music Awards: Spoon’s Britt Daniel presents Alejandro Escovedo with Townes Van Zandt Award

Kevin Curtin/Austin Chronicle/January 22, 2019 – Punk icons, big name scions, viral rappers and more top the talent for this years’ AMAs. Proclaiming “Many sounds, one city,” Austin’s big, busy, boundless music scene comes together at the Austin Music Awards on Feb. 27 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater to celebrate winners of the Austin Music Poll. Breakout MC Abhi the Nomad, Black Pumas, now-local punk legend John Doe, and topline… Read More

Alejandro Escovedo’s ruminations on the immigrant experience led him to ‘The Crossing’

James Sullivan /Boston Globe/January 17, 2019 Diego is a Mexican-American attending a San Antonio wedding in the 1980s. A retired Texas Ranger sits down and asks him to introduce himself. “What kind of wetback name is that?” the lawman asks. This imaginary scene of casual racism, which appears in a spoken-word interlude on Alejandro Escovedo’s latest album, “The Crossing,” is based on actual events, the singer says. “The Crossing” tells the story… Read More
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