Alejandro Escovedo continues to be one of my favorite musicians to go see live. This year that was often for his ongoing residency - with the rocking Sensitive Boys - on Tuesday nights at the Continental Club in Austin, as well as for his regular orchestra show during SXSW. I also got to see an 'unplugged' performance at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC, when he revisited his album 13 Years.
It looks like 2012 will be something of a repeat of the one just about to end, with lots of touring. He has a new album, recently recorded with Tony Visconti in Austin, due out in the spring. The songs I've heard so far have a bit more of a comment on world events than has been evident in the past. Expect some rockers and some slow tunes, but always expect a great show. For me, that's what it's all about.