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Concerts

Alejandro Escovedo performs on Mountain Stage.

February 27, 2013 The Texas singer-songwriter returns to play songs from his genre-blending album Big Station.

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Alejandro Escovedo; Credit: Brian Blauser

August 22, 2011 Listen to the singer-songwriter perform songs off his latest solo album, Street Songs of Love.

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July 11, 2008 Hear the musician, poet, and storyteller perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.

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July 11, 2008 Hear live sets from Beth Orton, Alejandro Escovedo, Dar Williams, The War on Drugs, and more.

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June 10, 2008 The underground legend played a vigorous set of deeply personal songs at this show in Philadelphia.

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June 23, 2006 Escovedo blends rock, folk, blues and classically influenced music into a boundary-defying style.

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Studio Sessions

Alejandro Escovedo.

March 10, 2014 Today the Mexican-American singer reminisces about the role Austin played early in his career.

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August 2, 2010 The roots-rocker plays new songs off of Street Songs of Love live in the World Cafe studio.

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August 7, 2008 Escovedo plays songs and gives the backstory on the autobiographical Real Animals.

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September 15, 2006 WXPN's annual All About the Music Festival spawned many memorable performances.

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Interviews & Profiles

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July 23, 2006 After battling Hepatitis C, musician Alejandro Escovedo is back in the studio.

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Discover Songs

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June 20, 2010 Hear the beloved singer-songwriter's new rock record in its entirety until its June 29 release.

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August 7, 2004 Friends of the respected singer-songwriter from Austin have put together a tribute CD.

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More Stories

Alejandro Escovedo.

August 9, 2012 Texas rock legend Alejandro Escovedo discusses his hometown's Western- and Mexican-influenced music.

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May 2, 2012 Writer Gustavo Arellano discusses the origins of Cinco de Mayo and we listen to new Mexican music.

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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; photo credit Dominique Tarl

May 13, 2010 Preview the unreleased material as musicians expound on the album's lasting influence.

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December 11, 2008 Here are 10 releases from 2008 that are worth the extra effort of being heard on vinyl.

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August 14, 2006 Escovedo blends rock, folk, blues and classically influenced music into a boundary-defying style.

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