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New Yorker: The singer-songwriter and son of Texas takes a sentimental journey backward through time, from Dallas down to old Mexico

Nick Paumgarten/The New Yorker/September 2018  – Alejandro Escovedo, the singer and songwriter, likes to have a proper Mexican breakfast before a long drive. “Let’s go here,” he said. He pulled into the back lot of a restaurant called El Pueblo, across from the Tornado bus terminal on East Jefferson Boulevard, in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. El Pueblo, he said, is where travellers arriving by bus from Mexico often go to… Read More

Billboard – Alejandro Escovedo: Teaming With an Italian Rock Band to Explore Immigration & the American Dream

    Billboard/Kenneth Partridge/September 2018  – As the son of a Mexican immigrant father growing up in Southern California, where his family moved from San Antonio in 1957, Alejandro Escovedo hated the school roll call. Teachers would butcher his name to the point where it became “Alex,” an Anglicization he was kind of stuck with. “In a culture like California, you either have to adapt and integrate, or you go to the… Read More

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
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