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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 other… 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

KUTX Studio 1A – A Man Under the Influence /Think About the Link Tour

“The result is beautifully textured rock ‘n’ roll that transcends any one genre and firmly plants Alejandro Escovedo as one of the preeminent songwriters/composers working in Texas today.” Listening to Alejandro Escovedo’s catalog is a bit like reading tree rings. Through careful examination of the rings left behind, you can decipher the sights, sounds, and most importantly, the music coming out of the Austin scene (even though he now lives in Dallas)… Read More
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