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“Sadness, loss won’t dampen Alejandro Escovedo’s curiosity”

Bill Thompson / Cincinnati Enquirer-USA Today Network / April 29, 2016 Alejandro Escovedo has spent the past couple of years careening between happiness and tragedy. When a person has packed as much living into 65 years as the Texas singer-songwriter has, acceptance is almost inevitable. Escovedo returns to the Taft Theatre Ballroom Tuesday after finishing his first record in four years. But the thrill of making new music is tinged with sadness… Read More

Review: Leonard Cohen Influence NYC

Elmore Magazine/Suzanne Cadgène/February 1 Alejandro Escovedo performs at the City Winery on January 22, 2016. (L-R) Jessie England (backing vocals), Karla Manzur (backing vocals), Alejandro, Brian Standefer (cello), Mitch Watkins (guitar), Scott Laningham (drums in back), Elias Haslanger (sax), and Daniel Durham (bass guitar).             Photo: Ebet Roberts Tejano roots-rocker Alejandro Escovedo has digested a wide range of music in his 30-odd years as a performer, from punk rock to hard rock to… 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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