Tag: Peter Buck (page 5 of 9)

Hold the Elevator: American Songwriter Feature

American Songwriter / Lynne Margolis / December 20, 2016 Like most artists, Alejandro Escovedo has a long list of influences and esteemed contemporaries. But unlike most artists, he also calls several of them “collaborators.”   Velvet Underground hero John Cale produced Escovedo’s 2006 album, The Boxing Mirror; Tony Visconti, whose credits include T. Rex, Iggy Pop and David Bowie, helmed three in a row after that. Chuck Prophet co-wrote all three; Bruce… Read More

KCRW Best of 2016: Today’s Top Tune

If you’ve ever been to Austin and seen Alejandro Escovedo walking down the street, you’d notice that everyone greets him – so many people that you might mistake him for the mayor. He’s also a unifying force on the musical landscape. His newest album was co-produced and co-written by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. “Heartbeat Smile” is an unstoppable track propelled by drummer John Moen (The Decemberists) which soars… Read More

INNOCENT WORDS COVER STORY- Alejandro Escovedo: Going Down, Fender Twin On 10

By Troy Michael /Innocent Words Magazine/December 2, 2016 Since he first picked up the guitar and formed a band, singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has been a leader. In the early days, it was with the innovative San Francisco punk band The Nuns, then he moved to the Lone Star State where he was a trailblazer as a part of the acclaimed alt-country rock icons Rank & File, then later came Texas darlings True… Read More
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