LEGEND ESCOVEDO TO PLAY GLASGOW AMERICANA FESTIVAL
An Acoustic Evening With Alejandro Escovedo
Music legend, Alejandro Escovedois heading to Glasgow for an exclusive Fallen Angels Club gig, it was announced today.
The highly-rated Texan is the first act confirmed for this year’s Glasgow Americana Festival – and he will perform its final night show at The Arches on Sunday, October 9.
A musician for 30 years, Escovedo – who can count Bruce Springsteen a big fan – turned sixty in January but there’s no sign of him winding down.
He recovered from a near-fatal battle with Hepatitis C in 2003 and during his illness, supporters such as John Cale, Steve Earle, Howe Gelb, Ian Hunter, Calexico and Lucinda Williams, recorded covers of his songs on a double CD.
He returned to music gradually but assuredly and his 10th studio album, “Street Songs of Love” was released last year. It was a major success and hit many top ten “albums of the year” lists.
One reviewer described it as “a triumphant, expansive roots and rock ‘n’ roll record that tenderly captures the value of friendship and family.”
“I’ve been trying to get Alejandro Escovedo to play in Glasgow for the last four years, so I am delighted at long last that he’ll be coming here for the Glasgow Americana Festival,” said Kevin Morris, of The Fallen Angels Club.
“A real legend, his music covers a range of styles as he’s always willing to try out new sounds.
“This is a big deal show for Glasgow and for the Glasgow Americana Festival, a great finale to the event.”.
The Glasgow Americana festival will take place between the 5th-9th October 2011 at various venues across the city, the full line up will be announced in due course.