Jon Young/Mother Jones/September 17, 2018 – Over the course of a four-decade career, Alejandro Escovedo has ranged from scorching, punk-inflected rock to dusty-roots grooves, but his wonderfully expressive voice has been a constant. Tough yet tender, capable of conveying defiance and vulnerability in the same breath, Escovedo has a plainspoken charisma that brings familiar accounts of daily striving and fleeting grace to vivid life, touching on greater truths along the way. Featuring… Read More
David Masciotra /Salon/September 2018 -“The Crossing” achieves symbiosis with its lyrical story of immigration and its open borders musical policy.
The ominous sound of doom emanates out of a heartbeat, distorted guitar, and film noir saxophone. An urgent and deep voice warns,
These men who hunt us
Know nothing of our lives
So please step lightly
There’s menace in the heavens
Dark and threatening
There’s a shadow in the air
They’re closing… Read More
No Depression/Maeri Ferguson/September 12, 2018
However you define Americana,there’s no question that it continues to both evolve and include an ever-growing diverse group of artists with stories to tell about their own American experiences.
In 2018, there may be no artist more important to the genre than Alejandro Escovedo. Though he’s one of many musicians holding a mirror up to society, revealing the glaring cracks and flaws, Escovedo does so in… Read More