If anyone deserves to be regarded as the father of modern Americana, it has to be Alejandro Escovedo.
His trailblazing career began as a member of San Francisco?s famed punk innovators The Nuns, who supported the Sex Pistols at their last ever show, and continued with Austin-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File and True Believers. Countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992?s acclaimed Gravity have earned him a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazine?s Artist of the Decade Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association?s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006 among many others
His new record Burn Something Beautiful is produced and co-written by Peter Buck (REM) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) and is Alejandro at his very best - a celebration of the rock and roll life, a contemplation on mortality and the healing power of love.
?This collaboration with Buck & McCaughey provides the energy and creativity to help Escovedo?s 12th studio release be one of his finest, which is no small feat in his already exceptionally productive, creative and influential career.? - American SongwriterWebsite