Gret Kot/Chicago Tribune, Pilotonline/January 13, 2017
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.
As Escovedo emerged from that toxic environment, a song titled “I Don’t Want to Play Guitar Anymore” made perfect sense. The idea seemed unimaginable for a guy… Read More
If you’ve ever been to Austin and seen Alejandro Escovedo walking down the street, you’d notice that everyone greets him – so many people that you might mistake him for the mayor. He’s also a unifying force on the musical landscape. His newest album was co-produced and co-written by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. “Heartbeat Smile
” is an unstoppable track propelled by drummer John Moen (The Decemberists) which soars… Read More
Beginning today, Rolling Stone Country is hosting the exclusive album premiere of Burn Something Beautiful, the first new solo album in four years from revered singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo. Listen here: Alejandro Escovedo – ‘Burn Something Beautiful’
. In their accompanying Q&A, Rolling Stone declares, “Burn Something Beautiful evokes that often-dissonant spirit of Lou Reed (“Johnny Volume”) melded with Escovedo’s knack for a fiery, infectious punk refrain (“Horizontal”): timeless rather than trendy.”… Read More