Tag: Migrant Workers

NPR: The Migrant Journey Inspired Alejandro Escovedo’s New Album

NPR’s Don Gonyea speaks with musician Alejandro Escovedo about his latest album, The Crossing. It was inspired by the struggles migrants face crossing the southern border. DON GONYEA, HOST: Alejandro Escovedo has had a long career in the Texas music scene. His work traverses Americana, rock ‘n’ roll, Latino music and punk. The Mexican-American singer-songwriter is now 67 years old and has never shied away from making noise with his music and… Read More

No Depression: Alejandro Escovedo’s Sprawling New Epic

No Depression/Maeri Ferguson/September 12,  2018 However you define Americana,there’s no question that it continues to both evolve and include an ever-growing diverse group of artists with stories to tell about their own American experiences.   In 2018, there may be no artist more important to the genre than Alejandro Escovedo. Though he’s one of many musicians holding a mirror up to society, revealing the glaring cracks and flaws, Escovedo does so in… Read More

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