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Revered Rocker Escovedo Surfaces for B-N Show
10/21/2010

from pantagraph.com

When The Boss joined Alejandro Escovedo for a three-song encore at Asbury Park's legendary Stone Pony several months back, it wasn't just some opportune schmoozing going down.

It was more proof -- as if any is needed -- of Escovedo's elevated standing among his peers, both young and old.

To that end, Bruce Springsteen is an even-keel peer: similarly aged (61 to Escovedo's 59) and a kindred spirit in the realm of starkly expressive rock poetry set to an unadorned roots beat.

Their simpatico voices are like a match made in sonic heaven, witness Springsteen's hand-in-glove duet ("Faith") with Escovedo on the latter's new album, "Street Songs of Love" (much of it penned with Chuck Prophet, who, coincidentally, is also in the area this weekend.

(read full story on pantagraph.com)





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