Editorial: Bang, bang, trouble in America/Roanoke Times/May 14, 2019
Some singers sing protest songs.
Alejandro Escovedo’s protest was to not sing a song.
In 2005, the Texas musician — who has managed to merge his diverse roots in punk rock and alternative country into a single style — learned that his most popular song, “Castanets,” was on President George W. Bush’s iPod.
That wasn’t so surprising. Bush liked a lot of what… Read More
Radio 13/by Roger Bowie/March 18, 2019
Should I stay or should I go? This was my dilemma last Friday evening as the aftermath of the Christchurch shootings unfolded on national TV and other media. Earlier I’d had the privilege of meeting Alejandro Escovedo
, his wife Nancy, and support act, Christchurch’s very own Adam McGrath
, at an interview and song session at the 13th Floor, with Marty Duda. It was unreal… Read More
By Chris Familton/The Music – Australia – March 4, 2019
Alejandro Escovedo is a man who sings his stories with grace and grit and what made this show so special was the way he gifted us those songs to absorb and interpret while also regaling the audience with perfectly placed explanations and anecdotes that gave context to both his life and music. As a result, he held the full attention of the… Read More