Screen grab, Tiny Desk Concert
Alejandro Escovedo’s Tiny Desk Concert feels like a longtime coming. Backed by the Italian band Don Antonio, the roots rocker shook the NPR office with a three-song set taken his 2018 album The Crossing
Born in San Antonio before his family transplanted to California, Escovedo got his musical start playing guitar for first-wave punk band the Nuns. Eventually, he relocated to Austin and explored roots rock, Americana and alt-country in bands like Rank and File and the True Believers.
Sixteen albums later, including The Crossing
, Escovedo continues to make important contributions to Texas music and the unfolding story of rock ‘n’ roll.
Watch the performance below:
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