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From Rock Bottom to Rebirth: The album is a room wrecker

Gret Kot/Chicago Tribune, Pilotonline/January 13, 2017 Alejandro Escovedo had hit something close to rock bottom. He was struggling with hepatitis C and had barely survived a life-threatening hurricane on his honeymoon in Mexico, only to spend the next year working out from under the trauma. As Escovedo emerged from that toxic environment, a song titled “I Don’t Want to Play Guitar Anymore” made perfect sense. The idea seemed unimaginable for a guy… Read More

Rolling Stone Premieres New Album

  Beginning today, Rolling Stone Country is hosting the exclusive album premiere of Burn Something Beautiful, the first new solo album in four years from revered singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo.  Listen here: Alejandro Escovedo – ‘Burn Something Beautiful’.  In their accompanying Q&A, Rolling Stone declares, “Burn Something Beautiful evokes that often-dissonant spirit of Lou Reed (“Johnny Volume”) melded with Escovedo’s knack for a fiery, infectious punk refrain (“Horizontal”): timeless rather than trendy.”… Read More

Texas Monthly Exclusive Song Premiere: Heartbeat Smile

TEXAS MONTHLY/DAN SOLOMON/SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 Photo: Nancy Rankin Escovedo Exclusive Song Premiere: Alejandro Escovedo Announces His New Album With A “Heartbeat Smile” Alejandro Escovedo is the definition of a songwriter’s songwriter. While his own career has been a modest success, the biggest names in music adore the guy’s work. Bruce Springsteen calls him up at his own shows, and has appeared on Escovedo’s recordings. Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown featured him as a… Read More
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