Hee Haw Sessions Presents:
229 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3AP
Sunday 28th October
Alejandro Escovedo readies new album for Yeproc Records Autumn release – his strongest and most diverse album ever.
You cant find many people with as rich a musical history and future as Alejandro Escovedo. A man who 14 solo albums behind him as well as many others with his previous bands dating back to the early 1980s.
Escovedo began performing in the first-wave punk rock group The Nuns in San Francisco, California and supported the Sex Pistols on their last ever show in 1978 at the Winterland.
In the 1980s Escovedo moved to Austin, Texas, where he adopted a roots rock/alternative country style. His first solo albums, Gravity and Thirteen Years, were released in 1992 and 1994. In 1997, Alejandro collaborated with Whiskeytown and Ryan Adams during the recording sessions for their album Strangers Almanac where he sang on three songs.
1998 “Artist of the Decade” – No Depression
2006 AMA award “Lifetime Achievement For Performance”
2008 made appearances with Bruce Springsteen
In 2010, Escovedo released Street Songs of Love. A New York Times “critic’s choice” review of Street Songs of Love claimed that, “In another, less fragmented pop era, this would be the album of thoughtful but radio-ready love songs to finally get Mr. Escovedo the big national audience he deserves.”
2016 saw the release of his last record, Burn Something Beautiful which featured Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of REM, Alejandro toured Europe for the first time in five years and has just finished mixing and mastering his new album which is due out later this Sept on Yeproc records.