Review: City Winery Chicago, January 31, 2019
There’s really no other way to see The Crossing than how Alejandro Escovedo and Don Antonio Band presented it on Thursday. Most of the crowd, ostensibly, had seen Escovedo before, at least, or were longtime fans, at most. Perhaps some were aware of the backstory behind his latest album, but most were not, maybe only that the openers would later back Escovedo because they had… Read More
Catching Up With Alejandro Escovedo
“I’m sitting here in Carrboro, North Carolina.” This is the voice of Alejandro Escovedo. On the day we’re speaking, I’m hoping to catch his performance that night at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, but I’m also dealing with the possibility of ice on the roads and about an hour’s drive each way. By the end of that night, I’d be shaking my head listening to him… Read More
James Sullivan /Boston Globe/January 17, 2019
Diego is a Mexican-American attending a San Antonio wedding in the 1980s. A retired Texas Ranger sits down and asks him to introduce himself.
“What kind of wetback name is that?” the lawman asks.
This imaginary scene of casual racism, which appears in a spoken-word interlude on Alejandro Escovedo’s latest album, “The Crossing,” is based on actual events, the singer says. “The Crossing” tells the story… Read More