Tag: Americana (page 1 of 2)

NPR Music: A Latino Punk Pioneer

NPR Music/Felix Contreras/September 13,  2018 – Alejandro Escovedo has carved out a very special place for himself in the music world. He established unimpeachable punk cred when his 1970’s punk band The Nuns opened for the Sex Pistols at its infamous last stand at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. I grew up in an era when we bought into the idea that books, films and music could really change the world. Escovedo’s move… Read More

No Depression: Alejandro Escovedo’s Sprawling New Epic

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

“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
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