In support of his 16th album The Crossing, Alejandro Escovedo and band make a July 3 stop at The Dakota. Tickets are still available and details can be found HERE. Don’t sleep on this show since he has a loyal Twin Cities fan base and it is expected to sell out.
If ever the term Musician’s Musician is to applied to an artist, Escovedo is a good place to start. From his beginnings in the San Francisco punk scene with his band The Nuns through collaborations with the likes of Chuck Prophet, Bruce Springsteen, Ian Hunter, John Cale and Willie Nelson, to a slew of critically acclaimed solo efforts, Escovedo has continued to evolve. The constant throughout it all is that the man is one of America’s greatest songwriters.
The Crossing seems a bit of a departure in that the album is overtly political. It takes dead aim at our broken immigration system. The album is populated by personal stories, told from the perspective of those impacted. Billboard magazine proclaimed it: “A master work from one of the genuine lights of American rock music.”
When added to a remarkably deep book of songs, this show promises to be one of the best of the year.
Opening for Escovedo is Casey Neill who has been favorably compared to bands like R.E.M and The Pogues.