Legendary Austin roots-rocker Alejandro Escovedo returns with Big Station (June 5, Fantasy/Concord) his eleventh solo album and follow up to 2010's critically-praised Street Songs of Love. Once again veteran producer Tony Visconti takes the studio controls, songwriter Chuck Prophet shares the writing credits and Escovedo's fine-tuned backing band The Sensitive Boys provide the controlled firepower on an album that bobs and weaves through rowdy roadhouse rockers, Americana-flecked folk/rock and raw, Springsteen-styled dramatic punch. Few artists have been able to meld the rough-and-ready barroom edge with both the intelligence and graceful moves that Escovedo brings to his songs, where thoughtful and poetic personal reflection on ones own life and the world we live in can be succinctly and powerfully translated into performances that ring with a sound equally classic and modern. Listen as "Bottom of the World" uses a simple chord progression as a foundation for sharply-etched lyricism.
Alejandro Escovedo - "Bottom of the World" (from Big Station)
Alejandro Escovedo - "San Antonio Rain" (from Big Station)