Alejandro Escovedo

September 15

Alejandro Escovedo returns to explore “one of the most fascinating paths in music” (NPR Music) on Echo Dancing (out March 29 via Yep Roc Records) – a career-spanning collection that’s less a look back than a bold new turn for this sonic adventurer and singular creative mind. Completely reinventing and re-recording his previous work – with inspiration from Brian Eno and Judy Nylon and Suicide – Escovedo traces a one-of-a-kind musical life from 70s New York punk to Austin’s “musical conscience and hometown hero” (NPR Alt Latino) to unflinching advocate for musicians’ mental health and immigrant causes.

Throughout Echo Dancing, Escovedo revisits rarities from his 80s Austin groups Buick MacKane and The True Believers (natural picks for a recent Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inductee), solo standouts that had No Depression crown him Artist Of The Decade in the 90s and more recent work through 2018’s scorching and cinematic border epic The Crossing. “I always feel that a well-written song can withstand a lot of abuse,” says Escovedo. “Turning a past song inside out leads to discovery of new ideas you might not have understood. The songs never seem to be complete. They are always evolving.”