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NPR Music Premiere: Alejandro Escovedo Returns To Punk Roots With ‘Sonica USA’

NPR Music/By Felix Contreras/July 10, 2018 Alejandro Escovedo has one of the most fascinating career paths in music and his upcoming album is another example of his singular vision. The Crossing, due out this September, is a suite of songs that chronicle the stories of two young immigrant rock and rollers, Salvo from Italy and Diego from Mexico, as they meet working in a Texas restaurant while each pursuing their vision of… Read More

Alejandro Escovedo: “It was clear Austin has sorely missed its premier balladeer”

Doug Freeman/Austin Chronicle/July 3, 2018  – “It’s been quite a while since I played here,” offered Alejandro Escovedo on Saturday, the second installment of his two-night, packed-house return to the Continental Club. “I can’t tell you how much I missed everyone and how happy I am to see you again.” Home to the songwriter’s cornerstone residency before he moved to Dallas in 2016, the South Congress speakeasy vibrated a nostalgic pulse… Read More

“I Dodged A Bullet By the Hair”

Dallas News/Thor Christensen/January 31, 2018 Since collapsing onstage in 2003 in the throes of hepatitis C, Alejandro Escovedo has spent almost as much time talking about his health during interviews as he’s spent talking about music. But these days, his voice is upbeat and even joyful. Finally cured of the potentially deadly viral infection, the acclaimed Texas rocker, 67, is touring on behalf of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and its mission of… Read More
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