Print June 28, 2013

Greeley Stampede Spotlight – Alejandro Escovedo

by Jordan Wood

AlejandroGrowing up in a musical family helped San Antonio’s Alejandro Escovedo fall in love with the art at an early age, and being raised around music has it’s perks. Escovedo is 62, and still rockin’ with an impressive resume to back him up. He has been a part of bands including Rank and File, The True Believers, and punk rock outfit The Nuns.

He is a well-traveled career musician who has released fourteen studio albums. Escovedo has performed on Late Night with Conan O’ Brien, and can also boast a popular collaboration with Whiskeytown and Ryan Adams in the late ‘90s. To recognize Escovedo for his contributions in music, he was awarded the AMA Lifetime Achievement Award for performing in 2006. He is among artists like Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris that have also won the prestigious award.

Escovedo’s music is tex-mex country, with influences in folk and americana. His band complements his passionate Springsteen-esque vocals with horns, bass, drums, and equally passionate backup vocals. Fans of his will surely look forward to songs like “Sally Was a Cop,” and “I Was Drunk.” If you enjoy songwriters with earnest lyrics, skilled guitarists, and country music, be sure to check out Alijandro Escovedo at the Stampede.

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