The band had a blast on the east coast, and one of the highlights was hanging out at SiriusXM to record an exclusive in-studio performance with the Burn Something Beautiful Band, preceded by a conversation with longtime friend Mojo Nixon “The Loon in the Afternoon”. If you missed the debut airing, you can catch it: Friday 2/3 7 pm ET; Saturday 2/4 9 am & 5 pm ET; and Sunday 2/5 noon… Read More
Bob Gendron/Chicago Tribune/January 27, 2017 – Alejandro Escovedo and an ace backing group performed at a professional space Thursday at City Winery, but they sure didn’t act like it. Their go-for-broke spirit and amps-cranked-to-10 buzz suggested the sound of a hungry, young band woodshedding in their parents’ basement. Never mind the members’ salt-and-pepper hair or weathered looks.
Over the course of 80 minutes, the grizzled veterans were teenagers back in a… Read More
Gret Kot/Chicago Tribune, Pilotonline/January 13, 2017
Alejandro Escovedo had hit something close to rock bottom. He was struggling with hepatitis C and had barely survived a life-threatening hurricane on his honeymoon in Mexico, only to spend the next year working out from under the trauma.
As Escovedo emerged from that toxic environment, a song titled “I Don’t Want to Play Guitar Anymore” made perfect sense. The idea seemed unimaginable for a guy… Read More