I am making a special mention of this show, as it's coming with my recommendation as the 'must see' show of the coming weekend.
I can't say enough about Alejandro Escovedo. Music writer Dave Marsh has said, "Other than Bruce (Springsteen), he's the best live artist I know." No Depression magazine gave him their "Musician of the Decade" award in 1998. He is one of the most intense and passionate performers you will ever encounter.
He's touring in support of his latest CD, Real Animal, a work that musically traces his career and influences. It's been called the best of his nine studio releases (my vote on that is still his brilliant and moving Gravity). Here's a good capsule review.
Here's a performance from this year's JazzFest in New Orleans:
. . . and the video that more people have probable seen than have ever attended his shows - doing his Always a Friend with Bruce Springsteen:
Here is a link to Dave Marsh's excellent article on Escovedo from the Austin Chronicle. It's a long but worthwhile read to understand the life, career and music of an artist who's flown under the radar of most of us.
With the wonderful Carrie Rodriguez opening (and playing violin with Alejandro's band), this will be a night not to miss. Really.
Hope to see you there . . . 8 PM, $20