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Master storyteller Escovedo finds the right setting at Old Town – Chicago Tribune 1.15.12 By Joshua Klein, Special to the Tribune

Some careers start in an obvious spot then continue to grow from there. Alejandro Escovedo, on the other hand, took a few decades to find a sound that fit him just right. First, in the late ’70s, came a flirtation with punk. Next came formative forays, more heralded than heard, into what eventually became alt-country. Finally, Escovedo stumbled on an expansive approach to rock and roll that somehow seamlessly made room for… Read More

Out Now: True Believer: Best of Alejandro Escovedo, review by Slavko Bucifal

The qualities of Americana are derived from all things that define America. From blues guitar, to four chord rock-n-roll poetry, from a folk attitude to love lost and love won, from honest lyrics to a working class ethic; Americana translates musically to an identifiable sound full of grit and the human spirit. All of these ideals are represented in some form onAlejandro Escovedo’s greatest hits package titled True Believer. Alejandro’s… Read More

Alejandro Escovedo – Americana U.K. by Soren McGuire 21 October 2011

He was named No Depression’s Artist of the Decade, he’s had people like Steve Earle, John Cale, Bruce Springsteen and Tony Visconti either work with him, sing with him or cover his songs AND he has enough great song to fill a double Best of record (which happens to be out now!) So why the hell does Alejandro Escovedo still struggle with a lack of confidence, even despite the fact that he… Read More
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