Tag: Peter Blackstock

Austin 360: Alejandro Escovedo makes powerful statement with ‘The Crossing’ at the Paramount

Peter Blackstock/Austin 360/January 6, 2018 – Alejandro Escovedo wasn’t actually onstage when the key line from his concert-presentation of “The Crossing” emerged: “The border crossed me, I didn’t cross it!” Voiced from a pre-recorded track for dramatic effect as the Italian band Don Antonio played behind it, that line from the song “Rio Navidad” sums up the substance and emotion that Escovedo and bandleader Antonio Gramentieri expressed on “The Crossing,” one of… Read More

Austin 360: Alejandro Escovedo rocks ‘ACL’ taping with special band

“This all-star crew caromed and careened through 80 minutes of punk-and-glam-fueled rock ‘n’ roll that treated beauty and damage as two sides of the same coin.” By Peter Blackstock/Austin American-Statesman-Austin 360/December 1, 2016 – It’s almost impossible to nail down what Alejandro Escovedo will do next. From his first appearance on “Austin City Limits” in 1983 as a guitarist with cowpunk band Rank and File, to his next one nearly 20 years… Read More

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