Friday Roots Rock Notes – Alejandro Escovedo, Neil Young, James McMurtry

Alejandro Escovedo is playing at the historic Danville (IN) Royal Theatre tonight (Friday) at 8pm. He’s from Austin, been around forever, and rocks. Been to one other show at this theatre – great sound. He got on stage with Springsteen in Houston last year for “Always a Friend” from his recent Real Animal album.

(BONUS: see photos from the show HERE)

He’s playing as part of a trio for this show – Check out a great video below…

Neil Young is streaming his new album online for free (a week before it hits the stores). Gotta love Neil.
Hear it here – Man, the guitar sounds good on these cuts. His voice falls in as the 1A instrument behind the star of the show, the chunking, beautiful, scrap metal guitar stylings of Young. Rust-like. “Just Singing a Song” echoes “Down By The River”.

James McMurtry has a killer live version of “We Can’t Make it Here” on his website. He is the very best at what he does – biting rock and roll. This cut is Lou Reed rock and roll guitars and McMurtry’s spit lyrics, in his classic talk singing. His writing is storytelling done beautifully, and he rarely disappoints me. And take a listen to “Just Us Kids” on the website. One-two punch. KO.
website -We Can’t Make it Here
Just Us Kids

That’s it – a quick hitter for a Friday. More later. Turn it up….

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