Tag: Migration

Mother Jones: The Crossing Is A Relentlessly Inventive Album

Jon Young/Mother Jones/September 17, 2018 – Over the course of a four-decade career, Alejandro Escovedo has ranged from scorching, punk-inflected rock to dusty-roots grooves, but his wonderfully expressive voice has been a constant. Tough yet tender, capable of conveying defiance and vulnerability in the same breath, Escovedo has a plainspoken charisma that brings familiar accounts of daily striving and fleeting grace to vivid life, touching on greater truths along the way. Featuring… Read More

Billboard – Alejandro Escovedo: Teaming With an Italian Rock Band to Explore Immigration & the American Dream

    Billboard/Kenneth Partridge/September 2018  – As the son of a Mexican immigrant father growing up in Southern California, where his family moved from San Antonio in 1957, Alejandro Escovedo hated the school roll call. Teachers would butcher his name to the point where it became “Alex,” an Anglicization he was kind of stuck with. “In a culture like California, you either have to adapt and integrate, or you go to the… Read More

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