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March 10, 2014 Today the Mexican-American singer-songwriter reminisces about coming to Austin as a kid and what convinced him to move back.
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Alejandro Escovedo performs on Mountain Stage.
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February 27, 2013 The Texas singer-songwriter returns to play songs from his genre-blending album Big Station.
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August 9, 2012 Texas rock legend Alejandro Escovedo discusses his hometown's Western- and Mexican-influenced music.
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May 2, 2012 Gustavo Arellano, from the syndicated column "Ask A Mexican!" joins us to listen to some Mexican music, and breaks down the origins of Cinco de Mayo — and why it's misunderstood in the U.S.
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Alejandro Escovedo on Mountain Stage.
August 22, 2011 Listen to the veteran singer-songwriter perform songs off his latest solo album, Street Songs of Love.
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Alejandro Escovedo brought his new street songs to the World Cafe studios.
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August 2, 2010 The Americana fixture crafted the songs on his most recent album, Street Songs of Love, in front of a live audience at a weekly Texas club-night. Now, he brings them to the World Cafe studio.
Alejandro Escovedo's Street Songs of Love features songwriting collaborations with Chuck Prophet, as well as guest artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Ian Hunter.
June 20, 2010 From the beginning, Escovedo has been writing crafty, intelligent music. Yet he's still the kind of easygoing performer who can be found walking down the street without an entourage. His latest album, in collaboration with Chuck Prophet, may well increase the number of music lovers who claim him as their own. Street Songs of Love will stream here in its entirety until its June 29 release.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards during the 1971 recording sessions for Exile on Main Street.
May 13, 2010 A newly reissued Exile on Main Street features unreleased outtakes, remastered originals and alternate versions of the songs. So NPR Music's staff asked musicians to pick their favorite songs and expound on the many ways Exile on Main Street has influenced them.
December 11, 2008 Now that the MP3 is king, vinyl has become something of an underground revolution. More and more artists have begun to insist on releasing their new albums on vinyl, and music fans who jettisoned their collections in favor of "clear, perfect digital sound CDs" are raiding garage sales and rediscovering analog music all over again. Here are 10 releases from 2008 that are worth the extra effort of vinyl.
August 7, 2008 Since the early '90s, Escovedo's solo albums have quietly cast him as an artist of note. He's come a long way since his bands Rank And File and True Believers, which both looked at roots-rock music in new ways yet only achieved cult status. Slowly but surely, Escovedo is getting his due.
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