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Tag: Alejandro Escovedo

Monday, July 8th

rock ’n’ roll, n. where electric guitars and drums collide.

True Believers,* live, Austin (SXSW, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop), 3/13

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lagniappe

reading table

I said, Annie, I’m only forty-eight. There’s lots of time for me to be totally wrecked—if I live, I mean.

—Grace Paley, “Friends”

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*Alejandro Escovedo (vocals, guitar), Jon Dee Graham (vocals, guitar), Javier Escovedo (vocals, guitar), Denny DeGorio (bass), Rey Washam (drums).

Saturday, 9/29/12

 favorites*

The other night my son Alex took me—this was my Christmas present—to see this guy at a small concert hall on the north side of Chicago (Old Town School of Folk Music). We’d last seen him together 20 years ago, in 1992, at a little club not far from where we live (FitzGerald’s). Alex wasn’t even five years old. It was an early evening set, part of a big Fourth of July festival. The night was stormy. The power went out. He played by candlelight.

 Alejandro Escovedo, singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader

“Anchor” (A. Escovedo & C. Prophet)
Live, Austin, Tx., 2010

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“Always a Friend” (A. Escovedo & C. Prophet)
Live (with Bruce Springsteen), Asbury Park, N.J., 2010

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“Tender Heart” & “Street Songs” (A. Escovedo & C. Prophet)
Live, Austin, Tx., 2010

(Originally posted 1/16/12.)

*Happy (25th) Birthday, Alex!

Friday, 2/17/12

Blues is a big tent. Over here is Slim Harpo (“I’m A King Bee,” 2:18-). And over there are the Stooges (“I Wanna Be Your Dog,” 4:48-).

Alejandro Escovedo, live, Austin (Continental Club), 11/29/11
With guests Marc Ribot & David Hidalgo (guitars)

More Alejandro Escovedo? Here. And here.

Marc Ribot? Here. And here. And here. And here. And here.

David Hidalgo? Here.

Wednesday, 1/18/12

He does covers, too.

“Pale Blue Eyes” (L. Reed)

Alejandro Escovedo, live, Paris, 2007

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Velvet Underground (The Velvet Underground, 1969)

Monday, 1/16/12

The other night my son Alex took me—this was my Christmas present—to see this guy at a small concert hall on the north side of Chicago (Old Town School of Folk Music). We’d last seen him together 20 years ago, in 1992, at a little club not far from where we live (FitzGerald’s). Alex wasn’t even five years old. It was an early evening set, part of a big Fourth of July festival. The night was stormy. The power went out. He played by candlelight.

 Alejandro Escovedo (1951-), singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader

“Anchor” (A. Escovedo & C. Prophet)
Live, Austin, Tx., 2010

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“Always a Friend” (A. Escovedo & C. Prophet)
Live (with Bruce Springsteen), Asbury Park, N.J., 2010

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“Tender Heart” & “Street Songs” (A. Escovedo & C. Prophet)
Live, Austin, Tx., 2010

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