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Double J Australia: John Prine and Alejandro Escovedo treated us to two nights of the best stories ever put on record

By Dan Condon/Double J Radio /March 7, 2019 It’s an exhausting time of year for music lovers in Australia. A proliferation of international guests of all musical persuasions have descended upon us, ensuring our calendars are packed, our wallets are empty, and our hearts are full. It’s also an incredibly enriching time. And for fans of the best in great American songwriting and storytelling, March 2019 feels richer than just about any… Read More

Interview: “I still believe music is powerful enough to change the world”

Catching Up With Alejandro Escovedo   “I’m sitting here in Carrboro, North Carolina.” This is the voice of Alejandro Escovedo. On the day we’re speaking, I’m hoping to catch his performance that night at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, but I’m also dealing with the possibility of ice on the roads and about an hour’s drive each way. By the end of that night, I’d be shaking my head listening to him… Read More

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
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