By Greg Kot/Chicago Tribune/November 17, 2016
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.
Coming out of that toxic environment, a song titled “I Don’t Want to Play Guitar Anymore” made perfect sense. The idea seemed unimaginable for a guy who… Read More
By Don Mcleese/No Depression/October 27, 2016
The first album in four years by the singular Texas artist, Burn Something Beautiful (out October 28 on Fantasy) combines a younger man’s passion for rock and roll redemption with an older man’s burden of mortality. It’s a challenging balance to sustain, but a fresh collaboration provides the spark, even as the artist reflects, “I’ve seen better days/I’ve got nothing left to say.”
Escovedo wrote all… Read More
Suze UtalI/Suze Reviews the Blues and More – November 24, 2015
I thought I knew what to expect from an Alejandro Escovedo performance because I have attended several of his shows, but this show at Shalin Liu Performance Center
exceeded any expectations I may have had! This was as close to a perfect show as I have attended, due to both the performances and the venue (which is spectacular).
http://suzereviewstheblues.com/2015/11/24/a-perfect-evening-in-singer-songwriter-heaven/… Read More