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
No Depression/By Plain Sense/June 2017 – Having experienced numerous Alejandro Escovedo shows dating back to a show at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis a couple decades ago, and countless other local venues including 7th Street Entry, Turf Club, Fine Line, MN Zoo and at least 4 times at the Dakota Jazz Bar as well as traveling to the High Noon Saloon in Madison I have witnessed many great shows. Why else would… Read More
By Don Mcleese/No Depression/October 27, 2016
The first album in four years by the singular Texas artist, Burn Something Beautiful (out October 28 on Fantasy) combines a younger man’s passion for rock and roll redemption with an older man’s burden of mortality. It’s a challenging balance to sustain, but a fresh collaboration provides the spark, even as the artist reflects, “I’ve seen better days/I’ve got nothing left to say.”
Escovedo wrote all… Read More