Personalities | Alejandro Escovedo | Alt. Country & The Bluegrass Revival

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1951)

Escovedo had played in the country-rock bands Rank And File and The True Believers, but his 1992 solo debut album Gravity unveiled an unexpected talent pursuing an unprecedented sound. Using acoustic guitar, steel guitar and cello to create the quiet intimacy of chamber music, his brooding original songs blended alt.-country, Mexican folk music and punk-rock with arresting results. He pursued this distinctive blend, both in small combos and in string-laden big bands, on such remarkable albums as 1998’s More Miles Than Money and 2001’s A Man Under The Influence. His return in 2006 with The Boxing Mirror was universally welcomed.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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