Pullin’ ‘Tubes: Dropping Anchor

It’s not too often that a musician gets a chance to have three distinct and unique chapters in their career, but that’s just what Alejandro Escovedo has been able to achieve during his 30+ years in the music business. In the 1970s Escovedo was a member of the West coast punk act The Nuns, whose claim to fame was the fact they opened for The Sex Pistols at their very last show at the Winterland in San Francisco in 1978.

During the ’80s he moved to Austin, TX and shifted his focus to punk-infused roots-rock with Rank & File and the True Believers. The ’90s saw Escovedo head out on his own, recording and releasing albums  under his own name and garnering critical acclaim while gaining a cult following. Late in June, the singer-songwriter released his tenth studio album, Street Songs Of Love, which features a high profile guest appearance from Bruce Springsteen, who recently sat in with Escovedo during his gig at The Stone Pony. Last week Escovedo stopped by The Late Show to perform Anchor…

Alejandro Escovedo is currently on the road, and will play a hometown gig at The Continental Club in Austin, TX tomorrow night.

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