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
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