Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, plus The Ghost Wolves plus Will Quinlan and the Reluctant Diviners
Friday Oct 26 12:00AM
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Alejandro Escovedo in 2012 is a summary of 35 years as a musician and two decades as a solo artist, the sum of which attests to the redemptive power of rockânâroll and the driving role that it has played in his life and art. A stylistic synthesist who Rolling Stone notes âis in his own genre,â Escovedo casts a wide musical net that includes classic guitar rock, new wave punk, Dylanesque folk and Chicano roots. These influences come from his rich musical life experience: as a child hearing the mariachi bands and Chicano music in his family; the AM and FM radio music of his youth as the late â60s/early â70s Brit-rock that has long been a touchstone for him; the early years of punk and new wave, when he first began performing music; and the roots music scene of Austin where he has been a hero for twenty years. Since his first solo release âGravityâ in 1992, he has received consistent unstinting praise marking every release. Itâs no wonder that veteran Rolling Stone critic David Fricke pondered some years ago: âWhat does it take to make this man a star?â
But stardom has never been the motivation or the goal for Escovedo, who has relentlessly followed the spirit of his muse and his love for the music in a creative and personal journey marked by struggle, trials, rebound and triumph. Escovedo has suffused his songs with his hard-won personal experience, an enduring spirit of positivity, potential and faith, an intertwined mix of mature wisdom and perpetually youthful spirit, and a panorama of inspirations gleaned from his lifelong devotion to rockânâroll and a spectrum of related popular music styles. The result is a formidable legacy matched by a continually restless quest to draw in new and different dimensions and follow avenues of expression he has yet to explore. Even though Escovedo has earned just about any and every critical superlative possible over the previous two decades, he is never content to rest upon his laurels.
Directions from North - I-275 to Bearss exit, then left one block to Nebraska. Go right on Nebraska for 1/4 mile to Skipper Road. Turn left and then left into parking lot.
Directions from South or East - I-275 N to Fletcher exit, then right one block to Nebraska. Go left on Nebraska to Skipper Road. Turn right and then left into parking lot.