Monday, 27 May 2013
Mexican Monday 7
No series about Mexico would be complete without a nod to Alejandro Escovedo, a Texan son of Mexican immigrants.
As part of a long and varied career, during which No Depression magazine named him artist of the decade in 1998, he has made many references to his ancestoral homeland including the 2002 play and album By the Hand of the Father exploring the Mexican-American experience.
The two tracks here are taken from the 2001 album A Man Under the Influence.
The first song Wave details the spread of the Mexican diaspora whereas the second is a fairly self explanatory tale of immigrants trying to get across the border.
Alejandro Escovedo is terrific live - the two times I saw him in the Continental Club in Austin are up there in the top 10 concerts I've ever been to with him and Chuck Prophet doing a terrific "I'll be Your Dog" which I have live somewhere and will post at a later date.
Alejandro Escovedo -Wave
Alejandro Escovedo - Across The River