Some careers start in an obvious spot then continue to grow from there. Alejandro Escovedo, on the other hand, took a few decades to find a sound that fit him just right. First, in the late ’70s, came a flirtation with punk. Next came formative forays, more heralded than heard, into what eventually became alt-country. Finally, Escovedo stumbled on an expansive approach to rock and roll that somehow seamlessly made room for… Read More
Live & Local: Alejandro Escovedo at Hotel Havana’s Ocho Lounge
This is how you do it, guys: Escovedo’s master class at Havana’s Ocho.
By Enrique Lopetegui
PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Have you been to the music events at Hotel Havana’s Ocho Lounge? Located at the bar/restaurant’s outdoor patio, they may very well be one of San Antonio’s best-kept (free!) musical secrets. And when you add a name like San Antonio-born Alejandro Escovedo… Read More
The qualities of Americana are derived from all things that define America. From blues guitar, to four chord rock-n-roll poetry, from a folk attitude to love lost and love won, from honest lyrics to a working class ethic; Americana translates musically to an identifiable sound full of grit and the human spirit. All of these ideals are represented in some form onAlejandro Escovedo
’s greatest hits package titled True Believer. Alejandro’s… Read More