A celebrated singer and songwriter, Alejandro Escovedo has as eclectic a background and body of work as any rock artist of his generation. As comfortable performing with a string ensemble as he is with an amped-up power trio, and as likely to bare his soul in his lyrics as he is to lay out some serious rock & roll swagger, Escovedo had already played an important role in punk (with the Nuns), roots rock (the True Believers), and alt-country (Rank & File) before he launched a solo career that’s seen him work with everyone from John Cale to Bruce Springsteen. Beginning with 1992’s Gravity, Escovedo’s music has been literate, ambitious, and eclectic, with many of his best albums — 1996’s With These Hands, 2001’s A Man Under the Influence, and 2006’s The Boxing Mirror — exploring different genres and approaches from track to track, while his albums with producers Tony Visconti (2008’s Real Animal, 2010’s Street Songs of Love) and Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey (2016’s Burn Something Beautiful) helped him focus on passionate, guitar-based rock & roll. Ranging from sweeping orchestral numbers to classic rock to bursts of 70's punk, the collection finds Escovedo delving further into his lifelong musical journey across his most sonically diverse work yet.
Escovedo appears with his full band and a special guest!
Sutter Creek Theatre
44 Main St.