By Troy Michael /Innocent Words Magazine/December 2, 2016
Since he first picked up the guitar and formed a band, singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has been a leader. In the early days, it was with the innovative San Francisco punk band The Nuns, then he moved to the Lone Star State where he was a trailblazer as a part of the acclaimed alt-country rock icons Rank & File, then later came Texas darlings True… 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
By Justin Cober-Lake/Pop Matters/November 9, 2016 – On his 15th album, Burn Something Beautiful, Alejandro Escovedo says a couple of times that he’s “got nothing left to say”, or that “there’s no stories left to say”. It isn’t true, of course, or else he and co-conspirators Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck would have put out a bland instrumental album. What we do find with Escovedo here is a sense of coming to… Read More