Bob Gendron/Chicago Tribune/January 27, 2017 – Alejandro Escovedo and an ace backing group performed at a professional space Thursday at City Winery, but they sure didn’t act like it. Their go-for-broke spirit and amps-cranked-to-10 buzz suggested the sound of a hungry, young band woodshedding in their parents’ basement. Never mind the members’ salt-and-pepper hair or weathered looks.
Over the course of 80 minutes, the grizzled veterans were teenagers back in a… Read More
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