Tag: Migrants

Review: Escovedo and Don Antonio want to make change through their music and stories

Review: City Winery Chicago, January 31, 2019 There’s really no other way to see The Crossing than how Alejandro Escovedo and Don Antonio Band presented it on Thursday. Most of the crowd, ostensibly, had seen Escovedo before, at least, or were longtime fans, at most. Perhaps some were aware of the backstory behind his latest album, but most were not, maybe only that the openers would later back Escovedo because they had… Read More

Interview: “I still believe music is powerful enough to change the world”

Catching Up With Alejandro Escovedo   “I’m sitting here in Carrboro, North Carolina.” This is the voice of Alejandro Escovedo. On the day we’re speaking, I’m hoping to catch his performance that night at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, but I’m also dealing with the possibility of ice on the roads and about an hour’s drive each way. By the end of that night, I’d be shaking my head listening to him… Read More

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

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