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
Dallas News/Thor Christensen/January 31, 2018
Since collapsing onstage in 2003 in the throes of hepatitis C, Alejandro Escovedo has spent almost as much time talking about his health during interviews as he’s spent talking about music.
But these days, his voice is upbeat and even joyful. Finally cured of the potentially deadly viral infection, the acclaimed Texas rocker, 67, is touring on behalf of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and its mission of… Read More
The ARTery/WBUR/By Jim Sullivan, January 19, 2018
Alejandro Escovedo with Mitch Easter (R.E.M. producer, Let’s Active frontman) who played on A Man Under the Influence in 2001. Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro
Alejandro Escovedo will tell you there’s been good times and bad times over the years, but if you ask the Austin-based singer-guitarist about one of the best, he’ll go back to when he was a 22-year-old fan, living in Hollywood. It was… Read More