Slapping together The Stooges’ I Wanna Be Your Dog with comparatively recent original Chelsea Hotel ’78 seemed an unlikely move as this performance by Alejandro Escovedo hit the halfway point.
The former has been a favored cover tune by the Texas songsmith for as long as he has played in Kentucky (roughly 15 years). But this time he recalibrated the tune with a slower, metal-esque swagger. That his vocals were purposely mutated… Read More
On his two most recent studio albums, Alejandro Escovedo saw a career that stretches back more than 25 years grab the serious, lasting attention of the rock mainstream.
Admittedly, Kentucky audiences recognized the literate, emotive and stylistic depth of the Texas songsmith’s music as far back as the mid-’90s through regular club appearances that were backed by such stellar albums as Gravity, 13 Years, With These Hands and the superb live collection… Read More
Career overview of Texas’ best-kept secret
Escovedo’s last album, 2010’s Street Songs Of Love, brought the San Antonio native ever closer to widespread acclaim, the studio savvy of Tony Visconti and Bob Clearmountain giving his music the radio-friendly sheen that might appeal to fans of Springsteen or Steve Earle. Now here’s a chance to investigate the choice cuts from his previous nine releases, a delicious stew of myriad Americana ingredients.
The no-nonsense… Read More