Renowned songwriter, singer, true believer, Alejandro Escovedo’s trailblazing career ranges from The Nuns (San Francisco’s famed punk innovators) to the Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, to Texas-bred darlings, True Believers.
He went on to have countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and finally a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992’s acclaimed “Gravity”, and a surplus of acclaim: No Depression magazine’s Artist of the Decade Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006, just to name two.
Escovedo’s new album, “Burn Something Beautiful”, is his first solo endeavor since 2012’s highly acclaimed “Big Station”. Teaming with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) to co-write the album’s songs and produce it, Escovedo has created a new work that’s at once a celebration of the rock-and-roll life, a contemplation on mortality, and the healing power of love.