. In addition to having a serious wealth of music knowledge and songwriting chops, the one-time No Depression Artist of the Decade is also one of the most approachable, friendly and laid-back interviews we’ve had the pleasure of conducting. Having just released his newest record, Big Station
, he spoke with Aquarium Drunkard via phone about the new album, working yet again with Chuck Prophet and Tony Visconti, the new… Read More
Slapping together The Stooges’ I Wanna Be Your Dog with comparatively recent original Chelsea Hotel ’78 seemed an unlikely move as this performance by Alejandro Escovedo hit the halfway point.
The former has been a favored cover tune by the Texas songsmith for as long as he has played in Kentucky (roughly 15 years). But this time he recalibrated the tune with a slower, metal-esque swagger. That his vocals were purposely mutated… Read More
On his two most recent studio albums, Alejandro Escovedo saw a career that stretches back more than 25 years grab the serious, lasting attention of the rock mainstream.
Admittedly, Kentucky audiences recognized the literate, emotive and stylistic depth of the Texas songsmith’s music as far back as the mid-’90s through regular club appearances that were backed by such stellar albums as Gravity, 13 Years, With These Hands and the superb live collection… Read More