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September 22: CBS Morning Saturday Sessions

  Save the date! Tune in Saturday,  September 22 when the Alejandro Escovedo Band with Don Antonio is the featured musical performer with host Anthony Mason, talking about and playing the critically acclaimed new album The Crossing. CBS THIS MORNING SATURDAY SESSIONS    Read More

NPR Music: A Latino Punk Pioneer

NPR Music/Felix Contreras/September 13,  2018 – Alejandro Escovedo has carved out a very special place for himself in the music world. He established unimpeachable punk cred when his 1970’s punk band The Nuns opened for the Sex Pistols at its infamous last stand at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. I grew up in an era when we bought into the idea that books, films and music could really change the world. Escovedo’s move… Read More

‘The Crossing’ explores life, family, Mexican roots

Boston Herald/Jed Gottlieb/August 19, 2018 Alejandro Escovedo’s forthcoming album, “The Crossing” (due Sept. 14), feels like a visceral, sad and sublime reaction to President Trump’s immigration policies. But the LP’s punk rock rave-ups, minimalist ballads and spoken word meditations on clashes of culture have washed around in the back of Escovedo’s brain for years, maybe his entire life. Escovedo, the child of Mexican immigrants, has used personal experiences to fuel his art… Read More
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