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
By John Buckley/Tulip Frenzy/November 5, 2016
Rock’n’roll is a derivative art form that as a genre of popular music has lasted an unusually long time. The distance stretching back to when the Beatles hit our shores is longer than the period between World War I and “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.” Yeah, World War I.
So one factor that surely influences our appreciation of artists is which antecedent sensibilities inform their work… Read More