Tag: Americana

“Punk warrior with Texas swagger”

By Alison Fensterstock, Special to The Advocate – December 23, 2015  On the Fais Do Do Stage during the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Alejandro Escovedo — in an ink-black suit tailored razor-sharp — was like a lean slice of nighttime that had found its way into a sunny afternoon. That set was rumbling roots-punk guitar gunslinging at its most fierce and hip, and the follow-up, in the House of… 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

Alejandro Escovedo, Glasgow Americana Festival, The Arches, Glasgow October 9, 2011 – Mike Ritchie, Americana U.K.

He mentioned modern-day communication wonders such as Skype and Facebook in his first ten minutes on stage but, clearly, Escovedo’s musical roots spring from the more traditional and emotional platforms of his upbringing and various experiences as a musician, not with Santana, however, unlike a couple of his brothers. On the other hand, they never sang with Springsteen though it’s hard to imagine the immaculate Escovedo ever trying to score any cheap… Read More

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