Tag: Texas

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

Contemporary Hispanic Legend Coming to New Zealand

The Herald Australia/Jim Kellar /December 28, 2018 In the music world, landing on the cover of Rolling Stone has always meant you’ve arrived. But hey, being the subject of a major feature in the New Yorker is pretty close if you’re serious about your music. The renowned literary magazine carried a six-page feature on Escovedo in October. Alejandro Escovedo, who turns 68 in January, has been making music for 40 years. Born… Read More

“Punk warrior with Texas swagger”

By Alison Fensterstock, Special to The Advocate – December 23, 2015  On the Fais Do Do Stage during the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Alejandro Escovedo — in an ink-black suit tailored razor-sharp — was like a lean slice of nighttime that had found its way into a sunny afternoon. That set was rumbling roots-punk guitar gunslinging at its most fierce and hip, and the follow-up, in the House of… Read More

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