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Alejandro Escovedo Goes Glam: Street Song

MP3: Alejandro Escovedo – “Street Song” from Street Songs Of Love, due June 29 via Fantasy/Concord.

Produced by Tony Visconti (T. Rex, Bowie, Morrissey). Ian Hunter even makes an appearance on the album, but not on this song. “On the arm of Tonio / Lookin’ for love inside the rodeo.” Good stuff.

Alejandro Escovedo: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki, MySpace.

2010 No Depression Festival Lineup Announced

The bible of all things alt-country and Americana has gone through some transitions in the last few years. Like many in the media business, declining ad revenues forced the 13 year old magazine out of print in June, 2008, leaving the No Depression down but not out.

Relaunched as an online community for music fans (especially those of the Americana flavor) No Depression is pushing on and are celebrating with a summer festival in Redmond, Washington.

Acts including, The Swell Season, Lucinda Williams, Cave Singers and Alejandro Escovedo converge on Aug. 21, 2010, at Marymoor Park. Pre-sale tickets are available 10 a.m. Thursday 4/29 until 10 p.m. Friday 4/30. General ticket sales kick off on May 1.

Full line-up and details at NoDepression.com

The Swell Season: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

Lucinda Williams: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

Cave Singers: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

Alejandro Escovedo: iTunes, Amazon, Insound, wiki

Alejandro Escovedo – Always A Friend

MP3: Alejandro Escovedo – “Always A Friend” from Real Animal, out today on Back Porch.

Produced by Tony Visconti, Real Animal is apparently a “bio-in-song, an album that tells the story of Alejandro’s 30+ years as a prolific and critically acclaimed musician, from his days as a member of San Fran punk band The Nuns, to alt country troubadours Rank And File and True Believers, to his stunning solo career.”

The vinyl version contains two exclusive songs including a cover of The Stooges‘ “I Got A Right.”

Alejandro Escovedo: Web, MySpace, eMusic.

Alejandro Escovedo in Paris: Crazy Horse With a Chamber Quartet

Alejandro Escovedo in ParisAlejandro Escovedo and his string quintet at the Java

Paris, June 6, 2007

Alejandro Escovedo is a rock and roll fan, the kind that believes that rock and roll is big enough to encompass any kind of music one loves and is inspired by. Over the course of a 90-minute concert in Paris on June 6, he cited the Velvet Underground (who clearly hold the place of honor in his personal Pantheon), the Stooges, Mott the Hoople, the Buffalo Springfield, the New York Dolls, the Rascals and the Sir Douglas Quintet. For good measure, in a preshow interview, he added Texas songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore as well as composers Bartok and Satie to the mix of references that explain his music.

The show took place at the Java in eastern Paris, an old dance hall that is used by local concert promoter Karel Beer. Beer, too, is a music lover and puts on mostly acoustic shows by musicians that otherwise would not find a venue in the French capital – songwriting legends like Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, rock veterans like Richard Thompson or Robyn Hitchcock, and new talents like Tift Merritt.

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