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NPR Music: A Latino Punk Pioneer

NPR Music/Felix Contreras/September 13,  2018 – Alejandro Escovedo has carved out a very special place for himself in the music world. He established unimpeachable punk cred when his 1970’s punk band The Nuns opened for the Sex Pistols at its infamous last stand at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. I grew up in an era when we bought into the idea that books, films and music could really change the world. Escovedo’s move… 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

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
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