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Austin 360: Alejandro Escovedo rocks ‘ACL’ taping with special band

“This all-star crew caromed and careened through 80 minutes of punk-and-glam-fueled rock ‘n’ roll that treated beauty and damage as two sides of the same coin.” By Peter Blackstock/Austin American-Statesman-Austin 360/December 1, 2016 – It’s almost impossible to nail down what Alejandro Escovedo will do next. From his first appearance on “Austin City Limits” in 1983 as a guitarist with cowpunk band Rank and File, to his next one nearly 20 years… Read More

Review: Leonard Cohen Influence NYC

Elmore Magazine/Suzanne Cadgène/February 1 Alejandro Escovedo performs at the City Winery on January 22, 2016. (L-R) Jessie England (backing vocals), Karla Manzur (backing vocals), Alejandro, Brian Standefer (cello), Mitch Watkins (guitar), Scott Laningham (drums in back), Elias Haslanger (sax), and Daniel Durham (bass guitar).             Photo: Ebet Roberts Tejano roots-rocker Alejandro Escovedo has digested a wide range of music in his 30-odd years as a performer, from punk rock to hard rock to… Read More

Alejandro Escovedo brings the spirit of Leonard Cohen to ACL Live

Austin American-Statesman/Don McLeese/January 10,  2016 Wherever he was, Leonard Cohen’s ears must have been burning with pleasure Saturday night as Alejandro Escovedo and a stellar, varied supporting cast paid tribute to his influence, and to the spirit of romantic poetry in music, at ACL Live.  (Photo Todd V Wolfson) The Canadian bard surely would have loved the young girls’ choir, serenading sweetly, “Lover, lover, lover, come back to me,” as saxophonist Elias… Read More
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