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By Peter Blackstock/Austin American-Statesman-Austin 360/December 1, 2016 – It’s almost impossible to nail down what Alejandro Escovedo will do next. From his first appearance on “Austin City Limits” in 1983 as a guitarist with cowpunk band Rank and File, to his next one nearly 20 years… Read More
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
By Greg Kot/Chicago Tribune/November 17, 2016
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.
Coming out of that toxic environment, a song titled “I Don’t Want to Play Guitar Anymore” made perfect sense. The idea seemed unimaginable for a guy who… Read More