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Alejandro Escovedo: “It was clear Austin has sorely missed its premier balladeer”

Doug Freeman/Austin Chronicle/July 3, 2018  – “It’s been quite a while since I played here,” offered Alejandro Escovedo on Saturday, the second installment of his two-night, packed-house return to the Continental Club. “I can’t tell you how much I missed everyone and how happy I am to see you again.” Home to the songwriter’s cornerstone residency before he moved to Dallas in 2016, the South Congress speakeasy vibrated a nostalgic pulse… Read More

Austin Chronicle: Alejandro Escovedo Grinds Axes at Austin City Limits

By Raoul Hernandez/Austin Chronicle/December 1, 2016 – Once Austin housed a guitar SWAT team called the True Believers – Lynyrd Skynyrd run by Mexicans as born out of Andy Warhol’s Factory. Lou Reed, David Bowie, only roots huffing, Americana glam. At the final taping of Austin City Limits’ 42nd season, Alejandro Escovedo once again commanded a three-axe assault, the volume dialed to 11 and heart set on burst. Five live: (l-r) Scott… Read More

“What’s so attractive for me is his romanticism” Alejandro on Leonard Cohen

Austin Chronicle/ Tim Stegall/January 8, 2016 “I’ve been living in Dallas two or three months now,” remarks Alejandro Escovedo, after attending the Dec. 17 memorial service of his mother, Cleo Evita Escovedo, aged 94. “[Wife Nancy and I] still have a place in Austin, but we’re looking to relocate somewhere. We’re not sure. We’ve got so much family here, it’s hard to leave the state. “But a lot has happened, some personal,”… Read More

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