First Listen & Review: Alejandro Escovedo, ‘Street Songs Of Love’


In a way, I didn’t want Alejandro Escovedo‘s new album, Street Songs of Love, to be as great as it is. Escovedo has long been one of those musicians with the sort of dedicated fans — critics and other musicians among them — who take pride in his just-under-the-radar status.

Alejandro Escovedo – Street Songs

It’s not that we don’t wish him success. From his days with the punk outfit The Nuns (which opened for The Sex Pistols at Winterland) to his work with the post-punk band Rank and File and The True Believers, Escovedo has been writing crafty, intelligent music that gets right to the heart. It deserves far wider recognition than it gets. Yet Escovedo is still the kind of musician you can see walking down the street in his hometown of Austin without an entourage, maybe on his way to lunch, or perhaps heading to an intimate venue for one of his legendary gigs with strings.

 From NPR.ORG

Read more and listen here: NPR.ORG

~ by castleqwayr on June 21, 2010.

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