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Americana/Roots-Rock musician Alejandro Escovedo returns to the Strand with his band, The Sensitive Boys!
The legendary Texas based singer-songwriter is one with his muse and his music, having spent a lifetime traversing the bridge between words and melody.
Escovedo is a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides, upheavals and beckoning distractions, In search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. His songs speak of 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 rock’n’roll. Escovedo has made his mark by mixing the best of punk, folk, roots rock and Americana, and refusing to look back. 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.
Escovedo’s latest recording- Big Station (2102) was co-written with his frequent collaborator, Chuck Prophet. Keeping true to Escovedo's genre-blending roots, it features the full-throttled rocker "Man of the World," along with the Spanish-language "Sabor a Mi," a classic Latin pop song that dates back to the middle of the 20th century.
“Escovedo has always been a fringe rock icon—never mainstream, but always the secret handshake that separates those who know from those who think they do.” – Paste Magazine