When: Fri., Dec. 26, 9 p.m. 2014
San Antonio native Alejandro Escovedo has blazed trails in a 40-year career that includes turns with the Cali punk band The Nuns and twangy Austin rockers the True Believers. Successfully flying solo since 1991 and now firmly fixed as a Texas music legend, Escovedo draws from his diverse background to deliver emotionally driven epics. Tellingly, the singer-songwriter refused to play fan-favorite “Castanets” after it made its way onto President George W. Bush’s iPod. With that moratorium long lifted, fans can expect a wide-ranging pick-me-up to counter post-Christmas hangovers.