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Austin 360: Alejandro Escovedo makes powerful statement with ‘The Crossing’ at the Paramount

Peter Blackstock/Austin 360/January 6, 2018 – Alejandro Escovedo wasn’t actually onstage when the key line from his concert-presentation of “The Crossing” emerged: “The border crossed me, I didn’t cross it!” Voiced from a pre-recorded track for dramatic effect as the Italian band Don Antonio played behind it, that line from the song “Rio Navidad” sums up the substance and emotion that Escovedo and bandleader Antonio Gramentieri expressed on “The Crossing,” one of… Read More

New Yorker: The singer-songwriter and son of Texas takes a sentimental journey backward through time, from Dallas down to old Mexico

Nick Paumgarten/The New Yorker/September 2018  – Alejandro Escovedo, the singer and songwriter, likes to have a proper Mexican breakfast before a long drive. “Let’s go here,” he said. He pulled into the back lot of a restaurant called El Pueblo, across from the Tornado bus terminal on East Jefferson Boulevard, in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. El Pueblo, he said, is where travellers arriving by bus from Mexico often go to… Read More

SALON The Crossing: Alejandro Escovedo has crafted a rock n roll immigration epic poem

David Masciotra /Salon/September 2018 -“The Crossing” achieves symbiosis with its lyrical story of immigration and its open borders musical policy. The ominous sound of doom emanates out of a heartbeat, distorted guitar, and film noir saxophone. An urgent and deep voice warns, These men who hunt us Know nothing of our lives So please step lightly There’s menace in the heavens Dark and threatening There’s a shadow in the air They’re closing… Read More
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