When: Sat., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. 2018
San Antonio-born and Austin-based, Alejandro Escovedo has quietly amassed a trove of off-kilter roots-rock/outsider-Americana music. Through the course of his long run, Escovedo, now nearing 70, has helped shape the contemporary Americana milieu (especially in Texas) to a greater extent than his relatively low profile would give away. Always one to push boundaries, taking risks and refusing to sit still, even while revering tradition, I think of him as kind of a South Texas Dwight Yoakam (in spirit, not in sound), who splits the difference between serving his own distinct muse and following in the footsteps of his heroes. For this special show, Escovedo and band will be presenting his 2001 album A Man Under the Influence (arguably his best album) in full, with new arrangements by producer and musician Mitch Easter.