Tag: Daniel Durham

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

Alejandro Escovedo brings the spirit of Leonard Cohen to ACL Live

Austin American-Statesman/Don McLeese/January 10,  2016 Wherever he was, Leonard Cohen’s ears must have been burning with pleasure Saturday night as Alejandro Escovedo and a stellar, varied supporting cast paid tribute to his influence, and to the spirit of romantic poetry in music, at ACL Live.  (Photo Todd V Wolfson) The Canadian bard surely would have loved the young girls’ choir, serenading sweetly, “Lover, lover, lover, come back to me,” as saxophonist Elias… 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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