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
NPR’s Don Gonyea speaks with musician Alejandro Escovedo about his latest album, The Crossing. It was inspired by the struggles migrants face crossing the southern border.
DON GONYEA, HOST:
Alejandro Escovedo has had a long career in the Texas music scene. His work traverses Americana, rock ‘n’ roll, Latino music and punk. The Mexican-American singer-songwriter is now 67 years old and has never shied away from making noise with his music and… Read More
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