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Conroe, TX 2016 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Dosey Doe Music Café, Conroe, Texas; July 29, 2016. Very good soundboard.

Alejandro Escovedo’s journey is one that taken him from Texas to California to New York and back again to Texas, encompassing a breadth of music as varied as the many bands he was part of before embarking on a solo career. In the 1970s, he surfaced on San Francisco’s no-holds-barred punk scene centered around the Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach, a guitarist in The Nuns; Rank & File helped unite the disparate worlds of punk and country in the 1980s; and after he moved back to Austin, the True Believers combined all manner of Americana music in a harbinger of what was to come in Alejandro’s solo career which begun in 1992 with the album Gravity.

It was Alejandro’s exposure to the freewheeling anything-goes ethos of punk that set him in motion on his musical path. “The beautiful thing about punk rock to me was that it was all mix-and-match, at least until it started defining itself,” he said. “We would have shows where a reggae star like Max Romeo would play with a rockabilly guy like Ray Campi, and then be followed by the in-your-face blast of Crime.” He formed The Nuns, a band, Escovedo has said, as part of a film project about “the worst band in the world”; in 1978, the band wound up on the bill at the Winterland Ballroom for what would be the Sex Pistols’ final gig. From there he logged time as  New Yorker, taking up residence at the storied Chelsea Hotel.

But it was in Austin, where he returned in the mid-1980s, that Alejandro found a musical geography that matched his own eclectic sense of musical possibility. -

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Thanks to Jim; Johua Cain; and to scdegraaf for sharing the show at Dime.

scdegraaf noted:

When I first listened how the sound was on this recording I was not enthusiastic. After working on the volumes it sounded a lot better. Next I did some further editing and the result is a good recording. As I hadn’t listened to anything by Alejandro in a year I was curious what he’d be doing with this band and whether there’d be any new songs (his last album dates from 2012). No surprises: new songs or a special setlist but Alejandro never puts on a bad show.

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Main cover picture by Todd V Wolfson, posted at - Thanks! (modified here)

Soundboard [Main Mix][16bit/48kHz], recorded to the USB port on the soundboard
Taped by Jim > sent to Johua Cain > sent to scdegraaf
Edited with SoundForge 9.0 by scdegraaf
Downsampled to 16bit/44.1kHz

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Disc 1
Track 101. Talk 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 102. Five Hearts Breaking 9:15 (15.5MB)
Track 103. Bottom Of The World 5:44 (9.6MB)
Track 104. Talk 1:29 (2.5MB)
Track 105. Sally Was A Cop 7:49 (13.1MB)
Track 106. Talk 3:33 (6.0MB)
Track 107. San Antonio Rain 4:39 (7.8MB)
Track 108. Talk 1:24 (2.4MB)
Track 109. Sister Lost Soul 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 110. Talk 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 111. Rosalie 6:12 (10.4MB)
Track 112. Chelsea Hotel ‘78 13:01 (21.9MB)
66 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Talk 3:04 (5.2MB)
Track 202. Down In The Bowery 9:21 (15.7MB)
Track 203. Talk 2:55 (4.9MB)
Track 204. Arizona 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 205. Talk 1:29 (2.5MB)
Track 206. Always A Friend 6:30 (10.9MB)
Track 207. Crowd/Talk 2:45 (4.6MB)
Track 208. All The Young Dudes (David Bowie) 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 209. Talk/Tuning 1:54 (3.2MB)
Track 210. Sabor A Mi 6:09 (10.3MB)
Track 211. Castanets 5:19 (8.9MB)
49 mins

Alejandro Escovedo - vocals, guitar
Brian Standefer- cello
Sean Giddings - keyboards
Scott Laningham - drums
Daniel Durham - bass

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  1. 4 Responses to “ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO - CONROE, TEXAS 2016”

  2. excellent show! thanks bigO.

    By barth on Aug 9, 2016

  3. Love the Alejandro show! If I click on the files it allows me to play but not download them. How do I download?

    By John Clews on Aug 18, 2016

  4. John- right click on each blue Track number then choose your download option. on a Mac u can also Option/Click on each Track number and the file will download to a specific folder.

    By barth on Aug 18, 2016

  5. Cheers Barth!

    By John Clews on Aug 19, 2016

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