Alejandro Escovedo is considered one of the finest singer-songwriters of his generation, so when he decided to cover Mick Jagger's wistful country ballad "Evening Gown," it was bound to be good. And Escovedo doesn't disappoint on this classic version of the song, featuring Jon Langford.
Pick a genre: punk, cowpunk, rock, alt country, singer-songwriter and you will find that Alejandro Escovedo has done it all.
Several years back I was lucky enough to head to Columbia for the Roots N Blues Festival with fellow KDHX photographer Nate Burrell.
When asked what music I've liked, usually I can only think of the last thing I happened to have heard that day. But for this list, I did exhaustive research, running down the 200 plus albums which gave me some amount of pleasure in the last 12 months, and deciding which ones were my very favorite releases.
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of KDHX's intrepid volunteer photographers. These photos are some of their best.
Rap legend Heavy D passes away at the age of 44.
During his live performances Alejandro Escovedo drives home the point that when played well, rock & roll can be a supreme art form eliciting feelings of excitement and beauty from the intended audience.
With a voice that's weathered but still wide open, Alejandro Escovedo remains one of the true rock & roll poets of Austin -- and of America.